Sunny, mild days and cold nights through weekend |

Sunny, mild days and cold nights through weekend

Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune Frost clings to foliage at Bijou Golf Course on Thursday morning.

High pressure at the surface and aloft will continue to dominate the weather pattern through the weekend. A dry and stable air mass with this high pressure will allow stronger inversions to form overnight as cold air drains into the basin capped by warmer air aloft.

Look for larger diurnal swings in temperatures with this dry air mass, as sunny skies help daytime highs reach into the upper 50s today and Saturday, and into the mid-60s around the basin Sunday.

Clear skies, light winds and low humidities will allow for maximum terrestrial radiation cooling at night, dropping temperatures into the upper teens and lower 20s at most valley and basin locations for the next few nights. These temperatures are forecast to be around 10 degrees above normal for the highs, and 5 to 8 degrees cooler than average for the lows for early November.

For persons residing above the inversion, or near 6,500 feet, daytime temperatures will be mostly in the upper 50s to mid-60s, with lows in the 40s. Look for east winds around 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph along the Sierra crest at times.

Motorists driving in or around the Truckee area can expect local areas of freezing fog in the early morning hours, reducing visibilities to a quarter-mile or less.

– Meteorologist Tom Cylke can be reached at

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