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Lake Tahoe weather: Chance of snow Monday, sunshine to follow

The view from Heavenly Mountain Monday morning.
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Monday might mark the last time the Tahoe Basin sees new snow this week.

There is a 50 percent chance of snow showers Monday, with total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible at lake level, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

“We could still see some light accumulations of an inch or less around the region today (up to 2 inches in the Sierra), but they will be isolated,” according to the weather service.

The showers follow a cold front that moved into the region Sunday night, bringing below average temperatures.

The front helped transition rain to snow at lake level Sunday. Some Tahoe ski resorts reported 1 ½ feet of new snow Monday morning.

Monday will see high temperatures of 34 degrees in South Lake Tahoe and 31 in Incline Village Monday, with lows of 21 and 19 degrees.

Avalanche danger is considerable at all elevations at Lake Tahoe Monday, according to the Sierra Avalanche Center.

“Human triggered avalanches will remain likely today,” the center warns. “Dangerous avalanche conditions will exist with large and destructive avalanches possible.”

Tuesday will bring a change in the forecast with sunny conditions and warmer temperatures. The high temperature will reach 41 degrees in South Lake Tahoe and 37 in Incline Village.

Sunny conditions are currently predicted through the week and the weekend.


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