A very cold air mass settled in along the West Coast at the beginning of the week, that brought several inches of snow (more in some spots) to the Cascades and the Sierra. As we head into what will be the final weekend of skiing for many ski resorts we will see spring-like weather taking over for the Sierra, and one last storm for the Cascades.
A storm will push into the Pacific Northwest on Thursday with rising snow levels. This system will last into Saturday with snow levels hovering around 5000 feet. Above that 1-2 feet of snow could fall in Washington, and several inches down into northern Oregon.
Meanwhile, the Sierra Nevada will start to warm into the weekend with lots of sun and temperatures in the 60’s.
Starting Sunday a ridge of high pressure will build in along the entire west coast. That will keep the entire region dry through next week. Northern areas along the coast with see highs in the 50’s with temperatures approaching 70 degrees in the Sierra.
Bryan Allegretto is a Weather Forecaster for OpenSnow.com.
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