Thursday 4/4 –A weak system affects the area today with isolated snow showers slated for the afternoon and evening. A trace to 1” of new snow is possible. A sunny start to the day is likely as the system is set to sweep over the area later in the day. SW winds 15-20 mph with gust up to 30 mph above 10000ft are on tap. Temperatures will still be well above freezing at 36-46F at lower elevations while 29-35F will keep things just a bit cooler up high, but not by much.
Friday 4/5 – Stormy conditions return to the area with stronger winds at 15-25mph with gusts of 40 in the lower elevations with slightly higher rates for the upper elevations (15-30mph & gusts to 50mph). Snow totals predictions have dramatically decreased from initial predictions with around 2” slated for our area. Will have to wait and see if more significant accumulations potentially fall on the Sierra crest starting in the afternoon. Temperatures of 32-42F below 10000ft and 23-31F in the higher mountains are slated for the area which should hold wet-loose snow conditions in check.