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Lake Tahoe weather: Chance of snow at 7,000 feet on Thursday and Friday

Fog and mist shroud the Sierra Nevada, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, near Echo Summit.

The weekend will likely bring plenty of sun and seasonal temperatures reaching the mid-60s at Lake Tahoe. About this time next week, there could be snow on the ground at 7,000 feet.

The National Weather Service is forecasting cooler temperatures for the region in the coming week, with Thursday and Friday being the coolest days.

That could translate to highs in the 60s and 70s for the lower valleys and 50s and 60s for the Sierra valleys. Snow levels are expected to drop below 7,000 feet in some areas Thursday.

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By Friday morning, low temperatures are likely to be in the upper 30s to lower 40s for the lower valleys and the upper 20s to lower 30s for the Sierra valleys.

Earlier in the week, the National Weather Service says a series of cold fronts will move into the area producing gusty winds on Monday and Wednesday. Below-average temperatures and chances for showers are expected to follow for much of next week.

“Light snow is possible in higher elevations, while low temperatures may dip to near freezing in some lower valleys,” according to the NWS regional forecast.

As for what winter could bring, forecasters say its unlikely the Tahoe region will see a winter comparable to 2016-17, although they caution it’s still early for long-range predictions, the Tribune previously reported.

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