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Lake Tahoe weather: More sun in near forecast and#8211; but could snow fall by next weekend?

LAKE TAHOE — Could it be?

While the forecast for the greater Truckee/Tahoe region shows nothing but mild temperatures and sunny skies through Martin Luther King weekend, there may be a flicker of hope for that long-awaited first snowstorm of the 2011-12 winter season.

According to noaa.gov, high temperatures in the upper-40s to lower-50s and mostly clear skies dominate the forecast into next Tuesday, with overnight lows dipping into the teens.

However, when viewing the extended 10-day forecast at www.weather.com, there are chances for snow showers on Wednesday, Jan. 18 and Thursday, Jan. 19, with a chance for a rain/snow mix on Friday the 20th. Here's a link t othe 10-day forecast for Truckee: www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USCA1163

Still, with high temperatures predicted those days in the mid-40s, it's tough to predict how much snow, if any, could fall.

Below is the 7-day forecast for the region from www.noaa.gov.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 45. East wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 8. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 47. East wind around 5 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 8. East wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 49. East wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 52.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.

MLK Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 11, 2012 11:58AM Published Jan 11, 2012 11:55AM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.