I am tracking 3 storms right now that should play a significant role on our weather and more importantly what happens up in the mountains. The first storm is coming in Saturday night. This is a splitter and does not have a ton of moisture associated with it. However, right behind that storm, for Sunday night a much larger storm moves into our area that should bring some reasonable amounts of snow above 8,000 feet. Here is a look at the total precipitation through Monday afternoon:
If these systems hold together, the western Sierra around Tahoe could pick up 1-2 feet of snow, with about half that for the eastern shore (Mt. Rose).
Much Cooler Next Week
Starting Monday and lasting for at least a week our temperatures will be much cooler, with highs in the upper 40's for the valley. The High Sierra will see below zero readings in some spots. This will bring snow levels down just in time for what appears to be a much larger storm that should track right through Tahoe, for Thursday. This storm could affect the entire west coast. Here is a look at the storm on Wednesday night:
This storm will slide down the coast right over Lake Tahoe and move on to our southern neighbors in the Mammoth Lakes area.
Having said all this, it is still a week away and a lot can change. However this colder storm should bring significant snow to the mountains, especially west of Lake Tahoe.
Stay Tuned ...