A good sign? First snow of the season arrives | TahoeDailyTribune.com

A good sign? First snow of the season arrives

Jeff Munson

After the wind settled Wednesday night a much-anticipated front moved into the Lake Tahoe Basin early this morning bringing with it between 2 to 3 inches of snow above 7,000 feet and a nice dusting in Stateline and South Lake Tahoe.

Roads remain clear this morning from Highway 207 Kingsbury Grade to Highway 50 from Echo Summit to Meyers. Dense clouds and rain will continue throughout the day and motorists should probably keep their headlights on.

Speaking of roads, there will be one-way controlled traffic 1.6 miles east of Meyers due to construction. Construction continues at Highway 50 at Stateline in the redevelopment project area, so watch for road controls and stop and go traffic to allow trucks to move through.

Today’s forecast from the National Weather Service calls for mostly cloudy and some windy conditions today with rain showers continuing. A few showers are expected this afternoon. The high today should reach around 53 for South Lake Tahoe and Stateline, and a littler cooler above 7,000 feet. As of 8 a.m. this morning, snow has turned to rain.

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Tonight should see partly cloudy skies. Lows will be around 35 degrees with light wind. Friday morning is expected to be cloudy with ocassional showers. Thunder is possible. The high tomorrow will be 61, with a 40 percent chance of rain in the day time and a 70 percent chance of rain and snowshowers on Friday night, according to the weather service.

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