Thursday Tahoe weather: wind and snow showers ahead
April 2, 2009
With wind gusts picking up this morning, expect the bluster to continue through the day, with isolated snow showers for the Lake Tahoe Basin by late this afternoon that may turn to snow sometime tonight.
Isolated showers could begin to build by this afternoon with the snow level dropping to between 7,000 to 7,500 feet, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.
Highs temperatures today should be between 48 to 58, with wind gusts up to 30 mph to 45 mph by this afternoon.
The Weather Service has issued a Lake Wind Advisory from noon today to 5 a.m. Friday.
Tonight will be windy and mostly cloudy with snow showers likely. Accumulations from the system could be up to 2 inches. Ridge gusts will build and increase up to 90 mph as the system comes through, decreasing to 70 mph gusts after midnight, according to the weather service.
On Friday expect mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers in the morning and then turning partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs 34 to 44.
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