Snow showers, cold temps kick off week at Lake Tahoe

Staff Report
The view Monday morning from Sierra-at-Tahoe looking towards Lake Tahoe.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Snow showers, possible thunderstorms and unseasonably cold temperatures will continue early this week at Lake Tahoe before it clears out and the weather warms up.

The National Weather Service in Reno in a special statement calls for periods of snow and pellet showers, with a 10% chance of lake enhanced snow bands, to continue through Tuesday morning that could impact travel, especially over mountain passes.

The service is also forecasting cold temps that will be 15-25 degrees below normal over the next several mornings.

“It’s likely we will have frost and freeze concerns through Wednesday morning even in urban areas,” the statement said. “Keep an eye on irrigation and gardens the next several nights.”

The highs on Monday and Tuesday are expected to be in the upper 30s before dropping into the teens overnight. The wind will calm down a bit into the 5 to 15 mph range.

The thermometer will start creeping up on Wednesday with a high of 46 and an overnight low of 24 with calm wind.

Thursday is expected to be sunny with a high near 52 and then temps ramp up for the weekend, 63 on Friday and low 70s for the weekend.

A view of Lake Tahoe Monday from Heavenly Mountain Resort.


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