Ben's Weather Forecast Updated: Wednesday, Jan 29 @ 10:56am
An inside slider will drop south through the Great Basin today, followed closely by a building ridge of high pressure. These two combined will generate a moderate offshore flow with gusty Santa Ana winds returning through tomorrow. There will be decent cold air advection, knocking temperatures into the 40's today with northeasterly winds around 10-20mph locally. A High Wind Warning is in effect for locations below passes and canyons through early Thursday where wind gusts over 50mph are possible, which excludes the Big Bear Valley. As offshore gradients relax Thursday into Friday, winds will decrease allowing temperatures to increase with highs topping out near 60-degrees by Saturday. An upper level low is forecast to undercut this ridge later in the weekend, which should flip us back to an onshore flow Sunday with increasing clouds and westerly winds late in the day. As this low tracks through the area on Monday, we could squeeze out a few snow showers along with gusty winds and much colder temperatures. At this time, it looks like any snowfall accumulations will remain fairly light, maybe a couple inches, but this is still a ways out and things can change so stay tuned!
When traveling into the mountains,
be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions and alwayscarry tire chains!