Sunny, calm weather here to stay |

Sunny, calm weather here to stay

Mary Thompson

Cloudless skies, mild temperatures and cool, clear nights – just another beautiful day in Tahoe. How long can it last?

“It doesn’t look like there will be much change in the next week to 10 days,” said Meteorologist Dave Pike at the National Weather Service in Reno. “Just more of the same.”

Pike said despite the lack of rain this season, weather in the Tahoe area is right on track with average temperatures.

According to the National Weather Service, average temperatures for August in the Tahoe Basin are about 81 degrees for a high and 48 degrees for low.

“We’re real close to normal (in temperatures),” he said. “But we haven’t seen any measurable precipitation since June.”

He said there’s no significant storms in the forecast, either.

“We don’t have any major weather patterns coming in,” he said. “It’s just afternoon thunder storms and those are hit or miss.”

Pike said thunder storm activity has shifted to the north of the Tahoe area but will likely return on Tuesday and Wednesday, along with a slight warming trend.

After the warming trend, he said he expects temperatures to fall to normal in the Tahoe Basin by Thursday.

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