Snow and wind expected late Saturday for Lake Tahoe |

Snow and wind expected late Saturday for Lake Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE ” Snow and gusty winds will blow into the Lake Tahoe region Saturday night into Sunday morning, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a winter storm watch.

Saturday’s forcast calls for windy and mostly cloudy conditions with a slight chance of showers in the morning. It will turn cloudy with a chance of showers later in the day, with the brunt of the storm to hit the Lake Tahoe region late Saturday night. Conditions will turning windy with the snow level between 6,500 to 7,000 feet, according to the Reno-based weather service.

Wind gusts are expected to be between 45 mph in the basin and up to 90 mph along ridgetops.

Snow is expected through Sunday morning, turning to showers by afternoon. High temperatures will be between 28 and 38 in the basin, with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Ridge gusts could reach 55 mph.

Sunday night will be cold, with a chance of snow showers. Low temperatures will be between 7 to 17.

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