Blue skies headed our way |

Blue skies headed our way

Michael Schneider

The snow showers and wind that befell the Tahoe area are forecast to have moved out of the region by today, leaving mild temperatures and clear skies for the region.

The gusty winds which blew Saturday night and into Sunday morning had diminished by the early afternoon with winds reported at just 4 knots in Truckee on Sunday.

Beth McNulty, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Reno, said the Lake Tahoe area might see as much as 3 to 5 inches of snow, with an emphasis on “might.” She said most of Sunday’s storm appeared to be staying on the west side of the Sierra Crest and not pushing toward the Lake Tahoe region.

Any showers that remain today are likely to be widely scattered as the storm’s energy moves out of the region.

Today temperatures should be mild for the season with lows in the 20s and highs in the 30s, although that forecast could change depending on what kind of air mass moves in behind the storm, said McNulty.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User