47.5°F – A cold storm is currently dropping down the West Coast into the area as I type this. Rain / snow showers will pick up by this afternoon and last through the day on Saturday. Total snowfall of 3-6 inches expected above 5500 ft in the Sierra with 6-12 inches above that by Saturday night. Look for about 1/2 an inch or so of rain in the foothills with snow possible by Saturday above 3500 ft or a little lower. Still looking for a dusting, up to 2 inches above 3000-3500 ft. That means Cascade Shores, Banner Mtn and the Hwy 20 corridor above Nevada City could see snow by Saturday. Sunday we clear out with colder air in place. Then on Monday another cold system will drop down from the North. This one looks pretty weak so don’t expect very much. A few light showers perhaps then with snow above 3000-3500 ft. That’s the way it’s looking right now anyway.
Advisories are up for the Sierra for hazardous road conditions beginning late today lasting into Saturday night.
Next week looks like high pressure will build in with dry weather for about a week, before the pattern could change with more storms starting around the 10th-12th of March.
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