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November 6, 2012
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Lake Tahoe weather: Snow, frigid temps expected to return this week

TAHOE/TRUCKEE - After a spate of mild fall weather, snow is forecast to make its return toward the end of this week for the greater Truckee/Tahoe region, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

A significant pattern change in the weather is expected the second half of the work week, according to a special weather statement from NWS, bringing the potential for "strong winds, much colder temperatures and chances for snow in the Sierra and Western Nevada."

A strong cold front will push through the region Thursday, with temperatures dropping to 10 to 15 degrees below normal starting Friday and continuing through the weekend. According to NWS, a low temperature of 18 is scheduled Friday in Truckee, and 10 degrees for Saturday night.

Snow is expected for the Sierra and Northeast California Thursday and Thursday night, with a potential for snow spreading into Western Nevada Friday and Saturday, according to NWS; snow accumulations are uncertain at this time.

"... Anyone planning travel should be ready for potential winter driving conditions," the statement reads.

High pressure should keep conditions mild through mid-week, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above normal through Wednesday. High pressure is expected to build back into the region on Sunday.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Nov 6, 2012 02:56PM Published Nov 6, 2012 02:55PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.