Weather forecast courtesy of Sugar Bowl Resort

Cold, Snow Showers Today, Heavy Snow Thursday Night through Sunday.

A strong low pressure trough offshore will begin to direct moisture into Northern California on Thursday.  Unlike the latest series of storms, much more moisture will be entrained into this series.  Temperatures will remain cool enough for all snow through the event.  Clouds thicken on Thursday as the moisture slowly approaches.  Snow chances begin sometime during the day, most likely in the afternoon or evening.  Accumulations expected overnight and through Friday.  Up to around a foot is possible by Friday sunrise.  Thursday morning lows in the teens to around 20, highs in the 20s.  Southwest winds increasing through the day.

Snow on Friday with potential additional accumulations of another foot by the evening.  Temperatures steady in the 20s.  Southwest winds gusty on the ridges.

Snow chances linger Friday night into Saturday morning with additional light accumulations.  At this time, Saturday might have a break before heavier snow begins around sunset and continues through Sunday.  However, this early on, timing could change.  Temperatures continue in the 20s.

Heavy snow on Sunday with total additional accumulations of around 2 feet.  Temperatures continue into the 20s.

Snow decreases Sunday night with morning snow showers on Christmas Eve.  Accumulations are expected to end during the day.  Morning temperatures in the teens, highs in the mid teens to low 20s.

At this time, Christmas Day is expected to be dry.