**Clear, cool weather for the foothills, followed by another cold storm Sunday / Monday! **
38°F – After a couple days of stormy weather, we get a little break before yet another cold storm moves into Nor Cal and the foothills from the north, Sunday into Monday.
The incoming storm is very similar to the previous two, originating in the Gulf of Alaska, so it will be cold. Snow levels look to be close to, or even a little lower than the previous storm. Potentially starting around 6000 ft, lowering to around to 3000-4000 ft. We are still several days away from the next incoming storm, but forecast models are consistent in indicating relatively low snow levels, meaning possible snow once again for upper foothill locations.
Foothill forecast: Clear and cold tonight with lows in the upper 20’s and 30’s. Mostly sunny on Wednesday with highs mainly in the 50’s.
The rest of the week: Sunny and cool the rest of the week with highs in the 50’s to low 60’s with lows in the 30’s and 40’s. Expect another cold storm to move in around Sunday with more foothill rain, with upper foothill snow possible and heavy snow in the Sierra. Beyond that, yet another storm may move in on the heels of the Sunday storm on Wednesday / Thursday of next week. Stay tuned.
The photo below is a current visible satellite shot of the Northern California and Nevada, showing heavy snow cover in the Sierra and western Nevada. The heavy snow cover visible north and east of Lake Tahoe is due to heavy “lake effect” snow from Monday, which dumped up to 10 inches of snow in the western Reno area.