A few little changes this morning for the storm tomorrow. Some of the forecast models have slightly increased precip amounts on the South side of the lake, and others on the North side of the lake for Thursday. That puts us in the middle so for now I will go with an average and forecast 2-4 inches for the mountain. We may be closer to 1-3 inches or 3-6 inches depending on how the band of precip associated with the cold front sets up.
We are expecting the snow to start in the early morning hours and to move out by afternoon. Much colder air behind the front for Thursday with highs only in the 20's. Another system is going to try and drop from the North Friday night into Saturday but it will fall apart by the time it reaches us. We may see some more clouds though from this. Temperatures will moderate back into the 40's for highs by the weekend.
Next week we could see a system drop down to our East and give us a shot of colder air around Christmas Day. The pattern we are stuck in with the ridge off the coast will ocassionally allow for shots of cold from the North with light snow once a week or so, like we have seen the past several weeks.
Towards the end of the month there are still hints that the ridge of high pressure shifts further North towards the Gulf of Alaska or Western Canada. That will continue the chances for more cold air and light snow to move down the West Coast. Hopefully with the ridge further North we can get a bigger storm to come into the West Coast from off the Pacific.