Lake Tahoe weather: Brief cold snap expected to bring rain to Tahoe this week |

Lake Tahoe weather: Brief cold snap expected to bring rain to Tahoe this week

The view at Timber Cove Monday morning.
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After a nearly perfect weekend in Tahoe, the basin could see a brief shot of colder conditions and rain.

Following Monday’s expected high temperature of 60 degrees in South Lake Tahoe, temperatures are expected to drop dramatically Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in South Lake Tahoe. The high temperature is not expected to exceed the low 40s and the low could be below freezing in the mid 20s.

Tuesday also will bring rain — the first significant chance of precipitation at the lake in more than a week.

“Get out the jackets and rain gear again!” states the weather service.

As the temperatures get chillier in the evening, the Tahoe Basin and Truckee area could see a mix of rain and snow.

“Tuesday will be sharply colder with wet conditions north of Highway 50, and a rain-snow mix possible in foothills above 5000 feet,” per the weather service.

After a stormy Tuesday, the forecast will begin returning to more pleasant conditions.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are expected to be sunny and clear. Temperatures will slowly increase from highs in the mid 50s Wednesday to the low 60s on Friday.

A chance of thunderstorms is expected to return Saturday.

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