Mild temperatures and mostly cloudy conditions are on tap for today before the oncoming set of storms slated to hit the Sierra Friday night through Saturday and then again Sunday-Monday. Moderate to strong south winds are projected for Friday with a slight chance of precipitation during the day. Mild temperatures will continue today (37-43F lower/mid and 30-36F upper elevations).
The National Weather Service has initiated a WINTER STORM WARNING going into effect at 4pm this evening. The main event for the storm is supposed to hit during the day Saturday, but Friday night could see anywhere from 2-10” in the forecast area. If snow totals fall on the high end and combine with strong S-SW winds; this will result in decent accumulations and increasing avalanche hazard early Saturday morning. Upwards of 2 feet of snow are projected for Saturday in the upper elevations with periods of whiteout conditions. It should be an exciting weekend for all.