Lake Tahoe weather: Rain and snow likely through the week
A chance of rain and snow will persist throughout the day and the week in the Tahoe Basin.
Monday brings a 60 percent chance of precipitation in South Lake Tahoe and a 50 percent chance in Incline Village, according to the National Weather Service.
With daytime high temperatures creeping up toward 40 degrees, any snow accumulation at lake level is expected to total less than half an inch. Monday’s low temperature will dip to 33 degrees.
Breezy conditions will continue Monday, with some gusts as strong as 35 mph.
Considerable avalanche danger is present at all elevations in the Tahoe region until Tuesday morning, according to the Sierra Avalanche Center.
“Most avalanche fatalities and accidents occur under the Considerable avalanche danger rating. We have just received up to 4′ of new snow with over 100mph winds within the last 48 hours. Winds and snow are expected to wind down this morning. Do not be surprised to see large natural avalanches out in the backcountry today that occurred during this storm.”
High temperatures will creep into the 40s at the lake starting Tuesday, which will likely bring a brief break in the adverse weather. There will be a 20 percent chance of precipitation.
Any break from the storms will likely end Tuesday evening when another storm is expected to arrive in the region.
With warmer temperatures, there likely will not be as much snow at lake level. Incline Village could see several inches at most, while little to no accumulation is expected in South Lake Tahoe.
“Although not a particularly potent system we could see an additional foot of snow on the Sierra crest through Wednesday,” the weather service cautions.
Thursday will bring a 20 percent chance of precipitation before a taste of sunshine later in the day.
Another round of storms could arrive in the region Friday, according to the weather service.