The cutoff low that's thrown a lot of high clouds and occasional showers in our direction for the past couple of weeks has finally exited the area. Making for crystal clear skies out there tonight under a gorgeous full moon. Expect light winds as lows cool to the upper teens and 20's. A northerly flow sets up on Wednesday for mostly clear skies with highs in the upper 40's, north winds 5-10 mph. The flow will turn more north-northeasterly through the end of the week with gusty Santa Ana winds expected below passes and canyons. Limited cold air advection will keep temps near average as highs hover around 50-degrees while overnight lows generally cool to the 20's. A trough of low pressure will dig through the Great Basin over the weekend generating a moderate Santa Ana event with gusts over 60 mph possible in the usual wind-prone locations. Cooler for the weekend as well, highs will temporarily drop into the lower 40's, warming next week as our forecast remains dry.
If travel plans bring you into the mountains during the winter months come prepared, pack extra food, water, warm clothing, and always carry tire chains!