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Warm weather on its way out

Here we go again.

Our warm, dry spell may soon wear off.

The National Weather Service has predicted snow showers for today and tomorrow, along with dropping temperatures that are more traditional to the Lake Tahoe Basin this time of year.

Last Friday’s 53 degrees in South Lake Tahoe blew out the record high of 48 set in 1996.

Two days later, the high almost nudged the 52-degree record taken in 1984 by one degree.

This could change. Tahoe will experience a cooling trend Thursday with highs in the lower 40s and overnight lows dipping in the 20s.

The chance of snow will increase from 20 percent in the morning to 50 percent in the afternoon through Friday morning, with the lows in the upper teens.

The snow level may drop to 5,000 ft., with lake level expected to receive a few inches, meteorologist Rudy Cruz said.

The weekend weather should be dry, with chance of precipitation forecast for the beginning of next week.

Despite this week’s dry period, snowblower repairs have not slackened.

Rich’s Small Engines has created a waiting list for those wanting to fix the lifelines to their driveways and the streets.

“People just keep coming in,” said Joe Fena of the South Lake Tahoe shop.

Fena said the maintenance shop has accepted the blowers in waves, in line with the rotation of the fixed machines. When one batch is fixed, another group of blowers is taken in.

— Susan Wood can be reached at (530) 542-8009 or via e-mail at swood@tahoedailytribune.com

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