But that ridge will be moving east by Sunday, and the jet stream, which has been pushing everything to our north, will be sagging south. The storm door will be opening again.
A cold upper-level trough from the Gulf of Alaska will drop down the coast and bring a series of storm systems with it. Rain and snow should begin by late Monday with snow levels starting out at or above 6,000 feet but dropping to 5,000 feet or below as the storm moves through. This system could be tapping into a half inch to an inch of precipitable water, which could translate into a foot or more of snow if everything holds together.
A second, even stronger and colder storm is on the board for Tuesday night into Wednesday. If that one remains on track and does not split into pieces as it arrives, it could bring another one to two feet of new snow.
Stay tuned to www.tahoeloco.com for updates as conditions change.