Partly-mostly sunny with a few scattered snow showers possible through Monday. A stronger storm moves in Monday night into Tuesday with snow showers lingering into Wednesday. We could see a drier pattern starting Thursday, with only weak systems if any showing up through the 1st week of April.
Chain controls are in place early Friday morning from Baxter (exit 150) to Boca (exit 192).
Weak systems bring spotty snow showers through the weekend, especially during the afternoon-evening hours. But overall fairly dry. It will be hard to see any snow accumulate on the roads during the daytime hours. We could see light accumulations at night if any showers move through.
Watch for slick roads at night and carry chains just in case a heavier shower moves through setting up chain controls.
Monday Night - Wednesday Night Storm:
A stronger storm moves in Monday night with heavier snow into Tuesday. Snow showers Tuesday night could continue into Wednesday night before clearing out by Thursday morning.
Be prepared for heavy snow, chain controls, and slow travel Monday night through Tuesday night. Snow levels will be fairly low so chain controls could extend from at least Blue Canyon to the NV state line at times.
By Wednesday with the scattered snow showers, the roads could become just wet during the day. Any lingering snow showers could bring slick roads Wednesday night that will melt off quickly Thursday morning.
The latest long-range model runs show only weak systems moving through during the 1st week of April. We'll continue to watch the trends and will let you know if that changes. Any weak systems moving through at night could coat the roads with a little snow, so stay tuned to the forecasts.
The next forecast update will be Sunday morning 3/25.
P.S. NWS Graphs and Caltrans live cams are below (we don't control them)...
I-80 Road Cams:
Blue Canyon, Exit 154 - 5,022'
Castle Peak, Exit 176 - 7,165'
Donner Lake, Exit 180 - 6,394'
Truckee Scales, Exit 191 - 5,826'
If you are traveling through the Sierra please use the links below for travel advisories as we do not give our opinions on the "safest" or "best" travel times for liability reasons. The storm timing, road conditions, & chain control areas are not guaranteed and are subject to change.
NWS Reno: https://www.weather.gov/rev/
NWS Sacramento: https://www.weather.gov/sto/
CA road conditions: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-b... (and 1-800-427-7623)
NV road conditions: https://nvroads.com/
OSS weather share: http://oss.weathershare.org/#