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.