An Arctic front blasted into the West Wednesday night. It brought several inches of snow to the Cascades and Sierra as it moved through, on top of several feet of snow for the Northern Cascades over the past week. For the Sierra it snapped a two-week dry spell.
Some of the coldest air of the season will sit over the region into the beginning of next week. Highs on the mountains won’t get out of the teens above 7,000 feet and the 20’s above 3,000 feet.
There will be a couple waves of moisture dropping down the West Coast over the weekend that could bring some light snow showers, but we’re not expecting more than a dusting to a few inches for the mountains.
Next week a building ridge of high pressure off the West Coast will begin to push inland. That will cause temperatures to moderate up into the 30’s. It will also continue to block storms, keeping the West Coast completely storm-free for the first time since Winter started, but don’t worry it won’t be long before the storms return to the West Coast.
Bryan Allegretto is a Weather Forecaster for OpenSnow.com.