Thursday March 5
An area of high pressure over the west is forecast to strengthen as we head into the weekend, bringing warmer temperatures, clear skies and dry air to the Sierra.
Highs in the 50s and even the low 60s are possible through early next week.
The high pressure is expected to shift to the east around Tuesday, opening the door to moisture from the Pacific. But the early outlook is not great for snow-watchers.
A low pressure system over the ocean may send some moisture toward the Northern Sierra by Wednesday, but it will likely be limited, and with a subtropical influence, temperatures will be on the warm side. If it does snow, snow levels will likely be around or above 7000 feet.
Later in the week the core of that low pressure system will move inland, but its trajectory is uncertain at this time.
Monday March 2
A low pressure system dropping along the coast from the Pacific Northwest and into California could bring some light snow showers to the Tahoe region today.
The best chance for snow will probably be mid-day through the evening, but accumulations, if any, are expected to be quite light.
The low pressure system will dive south and east tonight and Tuesday, leaving partly cloudy skies in its wake.
By Wednesday an area of high pressure is forecast to rebuild over the west, bringing a return to clear days and warmer afternoon temperatures, at least into the weekend.
Saturday Feb. 28
Snow. Real snow. Quality snow. It began falling Friday afternoon and fell heavily in spots overnight, leaving 8 to 12 inches of powder above 5000 feet around the Tahoe Basin.
A low pressure system dropping south along the California coast performed as advertised for once, and it’s still coming. The low is expected to track across the SF Bay Area today, leaving another 2 to 5 inches of snow across the higher terrain by tonight. Snow showers should be south of the Interstate 80 corridor by late this afternoon and south of Tahoe by tonight.
Sunday looks dry and partly cloudy before another system moves through on Monday. But that storm will be much drier. Little to no additional accumulations are expected.