Tuesday morning Snowfall at Tahoe may affect travel over passes

Staff Report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — There won’t be enough snow for a good Lake Tahoe powder day but a few inches in the forecast Monday into Tuesday could disrupt travel over mountain passes.

The National Weather Service in Reno on Monday afternoon issued a special statement due to expected gusty winds and possible snowfall above 7,000 feet.

Gusty west to southwest winds of about 25-30 mph will occur Monday night into Tuesday which will make for rough conditions on area lakes.

The service is expecting anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow mainly above 7,000 feet that will likely cause slick roads and temporary chain controls over Donner, Mt. Rose, Echo and Carson summits.

Much of the Eastern Sierra south of Bridgeport will see only limited light snowfall confined to near the Sierra crest, the statement said.

Tuesdays high is expected to be in the mid 40s with the overnight low in the mid 20s. Wednesday through Friday is expected to be mostly clear and sunny with highs ranging in the upper 40s to low 50s with overnight lows in the high 20s.

The service is eyeing a colder storm that could provide more precipitation on Saturday into Sunday.

A view of Lake Tahoe on Monday from Zephyr Cove.

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