At A Glance
A cold front will be ushering in a pattern shift to California this weekend.
Temperatures will plunge into the 40s and 50s.
Widespread wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph are expected.
Wind prone locations along the US-395 corridor could see gusts to 50 mph.
Wind impacts will include hazardous boating on area lakes, crosswinds for
high-profile vehicles, aviation turbulence, and sudden reductions in visibility in areas of blowing dust downwind of desert sinks and dry lake beds.
Snow will move into the Sierra and northeast California Saturday morning. While accumulating snow is likely in the mountains, how much will stick to roads is uncertain. Roads may remain mainly wet outside of Sierra passes above 8000 feet, especially given the fact that most snow will fall during daylight hours; however, brief slushy accumulations cannot be ruled out between 5000 and 8000 feet if heavier snow showers develop.
Western Nevada could see isolated rain and snow showers but no road accumulations are expected. A stray thunderstorm could develop into central and eastern Nevada.