Saturday - Fast moving cold front and associated band of light precipitation is currently moving southeasterly through western Nevada with breezy northeast winds, light precipitation, and below average temperatures Saturday. Upslope flow is projected to occur along the eastern Sierra, which could result in slightly higher precipitation and lingering showers into the morning hours in Alpine, northern Mono, and southern Lyon counties. Easterly winds along the crest will strengthen today and last through tonight. Winds gusts of 75-100 mph are not out of the question along the ridgetops as very strong temperature gradient sets up along the Sierra crest.
Sun thru Monday - Generally light winds can be expected Sunday into Monday with daytime temperatures quickly rebounding Sunday into Monday and overnight temperature inversions quickly redeveloping.
Tues thru Thursday - A weak ridge will begin to shift east on Tuesday ahead of the next trough due in Wednesday with valley inversions persisting into Tuesday as mid-level flow will not increase substantially until after sundown Tuesday. A strong cold front along with strong winds look to accompany a slider-style system passing through the northern Sierra and western Nevada on Wednesday. The system shows good instability and frontal forcing along with more moisture. Based on the persistent track of this low and its fast movement, snowfall amounts are expected to remain generally light with a trace to two inches possible. As this system departs, gusty northeast winds will develop across the ridges by Thursday. These winds may persist into next weekend as upper level ridge builds across the west coast.