After a sunny Sunday and Monday a quick hitting very weak system comes in Monday night. The rest of the week will feature cooler temps, but dry weather. It's not likely we'll see any more snowfall before the last of the resorts closes next weekend.
Short Term Forecast
Good Morning SoCal readers.
We're Just about at the end of the season. Pretty much every ski area will be closed after today, with the exception of Snow Valley, which will close tomorrow, and Snow Summit which will close on April 16th.
So, at this point I'm basically giving you a final forecast for the week unless something drastic changes with the the very weak system that could hit on Monday night.
Sunday - Thursday
On the whole we're expecting pretty nice weather throughout the week. Just check out the forecast for Snow Summit through their closing day on April 16th:
The biggest event of the week will be Monday late afternoon into evening with a strong West Southwesterly Wind event. You can see the forecast is for 50+ MPH gusts Monday night. That is also when the chance for some snow showers comes into the picture. Temps will also be cooler in the 30's on Tuesday after the cold air with the wind comes in.
You can see the WPC blended model shows about .2 to .3 inches of liquid in the highest amounts in the Big Bear mountains.
You can expect to see some snowflakes to fall Monday night over the region and specifically for skiing purposes at Snow Summit as that will be the only resort open at that point. The GFS brings pretty much no precip into the region so this could end up being a total dud. The chances are also low to see real accumulations so at this time I'm thinking we could see at most an inch make it to the ground as temps are warm, not atypical for April naturally.
Beyond that little blip you can see the forecast is for sunny days and temps steadily climbing into the upper 40's by the weekend.
Just to drive the point home that there will not likely be any more accumulations you can see the Ensemble Means for the GFS and Euro below:
Northern and central California will definitely be favored throughout the week. The Euro shows the tiny amount of precip falling on Monday night and that's it, while the GFS keeps us pretty much completely dry.
It was a fun second season with all of you reading this winter. I wish it snowed more... although I pretty much wish for that every season! Whether it's super snowy or not I always want more snow, since I love snow! Enjoy the sunny weather this week for your final turns of the season and I'll be back again next year!
Till next season... Mike out!