As we all probably know, the National Weather Service forecast calls for mostly sunny skies for the week. Highs will reach the mid 40’s today at the 8,000 to 10,000 ft elevations, then warm a few degrees to around 50 F on Thursday and Friday. Nights will be cool with lows in the low to mid 20’s.
The latest long range diagnostics continue to point toward high confidence in a blocking ridge of high pressure over California and Nevada through at least mid to late next week. This will shift the storm track well north of the area. This ridge is unusually strong and persistent.
There is a small chance of a weak low pressure storm squeaking in under the ridge and producing some light precipitation in the Sierra and slightly increased winds next week but confidence is low. In general light winds and weak-moderate valley inversions will be the rule.