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October 31, 2011
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Lake Tahoe weather: Chilly temps, more snow expected this week

LAKE TAHOE — A fast-moving cold front will hit the Truckee/Tahoe region Monday night, beginning a period of colder weather and likely bringing more snow, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

Isolated showers should develop along the front as it moves into Northwest Nevada Monday night, with snow levels lowering to 5,000 to 5,500 feet. There is a 20 percent chance for rain and/or snow Tuesday, NWS reports.

Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph are possible starting Tuesday evening, when temperatures could dip into the upper-teens.

A colder system is expected to arrive Thursday and Friday, NWS reports, with snow levels lowering to the Western Nevada valley floors by Thursday night.

The system could produce winds gusts faster than 45 mph, and several inches of snow are possible in the Sierra, with as much as a foot in the higher elevations.

Below is an extended forecast for the region from www.noaa.gov.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind around 10 mph.

Tuesday: A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 17. East wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 48. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Thursday: A chance of rain before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow. Snow level 7700 feet lowering to 6400 feet. Partly sunny and windy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Thursday Night: Snow. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 22.

Friday: A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 31.

Friday Night: A slight chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.

Saturday: A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41.

Saturday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Sunday: A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 37.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Oct 31, 2011 06:27PM Published Oct 31, 2011 06:24PM Copyright 2011 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.