Flood watch in effect in Lake Tahoe Basin | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Flood watch in effect in Lake Tahoe Basin

Heavy rain falls as motorists travel on Lake Tahoe Boulevard Saturday morning in South Lake Tahoe.
Ryan Hoffman / Tahoe Daily Tribune

A flood watch will remain in effect across the Tahoe Basin through most of Saturday, with snow likely in the high country.

At the Lake Tahoe Airport on the South Shore, the National Weather Service reported 1.28 inches of rain in 24 hours as of 11 a.m.

Snow levels across the basin are fluctuating between 6,500 and 8,000 feet, and some passes were snow covered this morning, including Mount Rose, Brockway, Spooner and Kingsbury summits. Donner and Echo Summits were reportedly snow-free, but the Weather Service cautioned light snow accumulation up to a couple inches could be possible later Saturday afternoon.

The flood watch will remain in effect until 10 p.m., with the greatest flooding threat occurring near small tributaries and recently burned slopes.

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