Sunday thru Monday – The latest in a series of spring storm is still on track to move into the Sierra later today (Sunday). The bulk of the precipitation moves into the Sierra after 6pm, which will result in a period of moderate to heavy snow for elevations mainly above 7000 feet. The main cold front pushes through Monday morning where snow levels may drop down to around 5500 feet. For areas above 7000 feet, between 5 to 7 inches new snow is forecasted. Monday will be brisk as westerly flow transitions to northerly flow behind the cold front. A few lingering showers Monday afternoon with the cold core of the low over north central Nevada, but overall precipitation chances will be on the decrease. As the area of low pressure pulls away and allows ridging to build in across the region, the Sierra and western Nevada should experience a bit of a warming and drying trend.
Wednesday thru Thursday - The leading edge of this system begins to affect areas near the Oregon border Wednesday evening. The surface front slides south by early Thursday and crosses the forecast area by Thursday afternoon.