This weekend will have some interesting weather. A gusty Saturday followed by a snowy-ish Sunday. We all have our fingers crossed for a few more inches of snow and that’s just what we may get. But, that’s about all we’ll get. The weekend storms look relatively weak.
“A trough (shown in the image on the left with forecast precipitation as the image) will bring snow showers to the Sierra this weekend. Limited precipitation is expected to impact the Sierra and western Nevada with the trough positioned just off the California coast. With this type of pattern modest amounts of snow can be expected in the Sierra, but with a lack of significant dynamics and southerly flow, little precipitation is forecast for western Nevada. South winds will increase ahead of the trough on Saturday with Sierra wind gusts 70 to 90 mph and potentially gusty winds for valley floors as well. Unfortunately, model agreement with this system has been less than ideal with some models pushing the best precipitation chances back 12 to 24 hours. Therefore, timing and position of the system may change before this weekend.” – noaa.gov
On Wednesday night there is another chance of some real snow with talk of 12” up on the crest possible.
“The storm for Wednesday may stay mostly to our North with just some light snow. Some of the models suggest the storm crushes the ridge enough to get a moderate storm with amounts in the 6-12 inch range.” – TahoeWeatherDiscussion.com