Change is upon us, the high and dry spell has been broken! Unsettled weather is expected into the weekend, and then early next week potential is increasing for a storm that could actually be measured in feet!
For today (Friday), expect cloudy skies, warm temperatures, breezy SW winds, and scattered precipitation as a low-pressure system slides down toward the Sierra from off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. This low pressure should bring some moisture to the area for Friday night into Saturday, with forecasts calling for 2-5” of snow possible above 8500’.
Long-Term: The exciting news is the storm which forecasters are gaining confidence with that is looking likely to drop 1-2” of liquid (=1-2ft+ of snow at higher elevations) over our area Monday night thru Tuesday. This storm has a much more organized appearance, and will track further south than the previous small storms we have had this season, and will be centered more over Mono County. It looks to start warm, but snowline has the potential to drop below 7000’ by Tuesday evening.