Today’s weather: Series of cold storms will keep snow falling |

Today’s weather: Series of cold storms will keep snow falling

Not much of a break in the cold and unsettled weather pattern is expected for the next week as several cold upper low pressure systems drop south from the Gulf of Alaska.

Scattered snow showers are forecast to continue today associated with a low pressure system along the central California coast.

Highs today are expected to peak in the mid 20s under cloudy skies and light southeast winds. Lows tonight are projected to drop into the single digits to lower teens.

Little change is forecast for Wednesday as scattered snow showers continue in this cold and unstable air mass. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches in the valleys and 3 to 6 inches above 7,000 feet are forecast for each 12 hour night and day periods into Wednesday. Snow amounts will be highly variable and localized due to the convective or showery nature of this unstable pattern.

Look for snow to increase and become steady Wednesday night into Thursday as the upper low kicks inland over the Tahoe area as another upper low drops south along the northern California coast.

Thus Tahoe residents can expect little if any breaks in this snowy pattern with periods of snow and snow showers into the weekend.

Drive safely as these cold sub freezing temperatures will allow for slick snow packed and ice covered roadways.

” Meteorologist Tom Cylke can be reached at

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