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Lake Tahoe weather: Snow likely Sunday night; rain/snow mix possible for Amgen Tour start

LAKE TAHOE — Sandwiched between two weeks of mild, spring-like weather is the chance for a light snowstorm Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

Snow is likely at 6,700 feet and above Sunday night in the Truckee/Tahoe region, NWS reports, following a 70 percent chance for rain earlier in the day. The low temperature Sunday nigh for Truckee is forecast at 25 degrees.

A 30 percent change of snow showers is possible Monday, before the weather turns more mild, with high temps expected in the upper-50s to low-60s by midweek. This week, locals have enjoyed temps in the low- to mid-60s.

Looking farther ahead, a 10-day forecast from www.noaa.gov shows an initial forecast of a 60 percent chance for a rain/snow mix on Sunday, May 15 — when the Amgen Tour of California bike race begins Stage 1 at Lake Tahoe.

Stay tuned to www.tahoebonanza.com next week for more weather updates as the Tour of California, North America’s largest cycling race, approaches.

Below is an extended forecast from www.noaa.gov for Truckee.

Friday afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Breezy, with a west wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to between 20 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Saturday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday: Rain showers likely. Snow level 6700 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 6, 2011 02:43PM Published May 6, 2011 02:42PM Copyright 2011 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.