Snow prediction: 6 to 12 inches at the lake
Saturday night’s predicted snowstorm was a no-show, but those who have been kneeling to the snow gods may still have their prayers answered this week.
The National Weather Service is predicting up to 6 inches of snow at the Lake Tahoe Basin, and as much as 12 inches on the summits when a storm system is expected to arrive tonight, dropping the white stuff through tomorrow afternoon.
Jessica Kielhorn, a weather service meteorologist technician, said Sunday the storm will also bring higher temperatures and windy conditions. In South Lake Tahoe, tonight’s low temperature is predicted to be 28 degrees, with a daytime high Tuesday between 31-41 degrees. This afternoon, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 37 degrees.
Winds are expected to usher in the storm tonight, blowing southwest 10-15 mph. As the storm center closes in on South Tahoe on Tuesday, winds will increase from the southwest 25-35 mph with gusts as high as 80 mph over the ridge tops, Kielhorn said.
The unseasonable cold that has been hanging around the last week will dissipate with today’s storm. Reno, which has been stuck with an inversion, has been clocking lower temperatures than South Tahoe.