California is going through another big hot weather cycle this week. NOAA thinks that’s all going to change this weekend.
The long term forecast is calling for:
- Moderate snow Sunday – Tuesday
- Snow levels starting at 7,000-feet on Sunday before dropping to 5,000-feet on Monday
- Cooler than average temperatures Monday – Wednesday
.LONG TERM...Sunday through Wednesday... Although the spring equinox occurs later this weekend, weather in the Sierra and western NV will take a step back toward winter Sunday through Tuesday. There is a reasonable consensus for relatively high snow levels Sunday through Monday, starting above 7000 feet then only dropping to 5500-6000 feet by Monday afternoon. Then a stronger push of colder air arrives Monday night, with snow levels possibly dropping below 5000 feet by Tuesday morning as precip tapers to showers. Moderate amounts of valley rain and high elevation snow are possible near the Sierra crest from Tahoe northward across Lassen County, with lesser amounts in Mono County. Lingering showers should wind down by Tuesday evening with drier conditions returning by next Wednesday. Below normal temperatures are expected Monday through Wednesday, with Tuesday likely to be the coolest (highs mainly in upper 40s- mid 50s for lower elevations) as upper trough moves across the Great Basin. - NOAA Reno, NV today