A much warmer morning with the South winds finally pushing out the colder air. It was 29 degrees this morning at the base and in the 40's up top. We will have increasing clouds today as the cold front approaches.
The cold front is pulling moisture from the fading low pressure sitting off the baja of CA, but the ridge is still close enough that the storms are still splitting as they come onshore. The heaviest precip continues to stay in the Pacific NW. Some of the forecast models are a little stronger on recent runs with the high end potential for the snowfall tonight with the front around 3-6 inches of new snow on the mountain.
Some changes for the weekend forecast as the forecast models are finally in agreement. The warmer moisture being pulled up from the South on Saturday ahead of the cold front looks to stay to our South. That may be a good thing as the snow levels may have been just above the base.
Then we have the cold front and trough dropping down the West Coast on Sunday into Monday. We will see snow with the front with snow showers possibly lasting into Monday. This will bring a return of colder air into the beginning of next week. We should see several inches of snow Sunday into Sunday night and with the cold air the snow ratios could be boosted. Right now it looks like the 3-6 inch range for the base and 6-9 inch range for the mountain. Still 4 days out so we will still have to fine tune precip amounts as we get closer.
After this weekend it looks like about a week of dry weather as the ridge builds back in. Then we may have several storms lined up off the coast the week of the 4th as the ridge of high pressure off the coast begins to retrograde Westward in the Pacific. BA