5dayWest_Sat_Rad_Large_Pac

In a nutshell, a very stormy week. High valley winds will continue for the next couple of days, although probably not quite as powerful as the winds we saw Monday afternoon. A series of storm fronts will slam into the mountains, with snow levels likely to stay above the valley floors for the most part, but should reach down to Lake Tahoe through most of the week. Travel over the passes will be extremely difficult through Wednesday (A Winter Storm Warning is posted for the mountains until early Thursday morning.) In the valley, a High Wind Warning is in effect through this evening. The strong winds will create significant rain shadowing, so rainfall amounts will be mostly limited to the western foothills, although some spillover rainfall should be expected through Wednesday. Temperatures will range from the low 50s to the mid-40s through the rest of the week.