Nice weekend ahead |

Nice weekend ahead

Enough snow already. I want a nice day for skiing, hiking or just driving around. If you’re one of the people saying that, then this weekend might be just what you’re looking for.

The weather system that has been moving storm after storm over Lake Tahoe is changing and will be putting those storms more to the north.

Steve Goldstein, meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Reno office, said Tahoe residents can expect warmer temperatures, sunshine and only a slight chance of precipitation through Sunday.

“It looks like overall a pretty darn good-looking weekend for you up there,” said Bill Mork, California’s state climatologist.

November through March are usually the wettest months of year, Mork said. And March can often be wet or dry.

“It’s a total mixed bag,” Mork said.

Because of the storms that have moved through already this month, however, the area’s overall March precipitation likely will exceed the average.

“In March in the northern Sierra, the average is 6.9 inches of precipitation. We already have 3,” Mork said. “So on the ninth, we’re already at 44 percent of a normal March.”

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