Lake Tahoe weather: Rain, snow mark first day of spring
Although the spring equinox started today, the forecast in the Tahoe Basin is calling for more winter weather.
South Shore experienced rain showers, mixed with light flurries, throughout the morning and early afternoon Tuesday, March 20.
Cloudy skies and a 70 percent change of rain remain in the forecast for Tuesday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter storm warning for the Lake Tahoe region will begin 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, and stay in effect until 5 a.m. Friday morning.
Caltrans cautions drivers to reduce speed on roads, as precipitation continues in the region Tuesday afternoon.
#TrafficAlert Wet weather starting to move into NorCal with showers in the Valley and snow flurries in the mountains. Wet roadways = slippery roadways so reduce your speed, turn on headlights and wipers, take it slow and arrive safely at your destination. pic.twitter.com/bNrQjwFqaN
— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) March 20, 2018