Wintry weather will settle in for most of the rest of the week, with the mountains, as usual, feeling the strongest impacts. For Wednesday, widely scattered showers (mostly up in aforementioned mountains) will increase in intensity overnight into Thursday. Snow levels will range from near Lake Tahoe level and slowly fall to about the 5,000′ elevation (just above the valley floor) by Friday morning. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the mountains from 10 pm Wednesday through early Friday morning. Total snow amounts through the time period could range from trace amounts in the foothills to a few inches at the Lake to amounts measured in feet on the crests of the Sierra.
After a brief break Friday a colder storm moves through which could bring snowfall all the way down to the valley floor, although at this time it’s uncertain if we will get any accumulations.