Lake Tahoe weather: Chance of rain Thursday night, snow Friday morning
There’s a taste of winter in the forecast for the Tahoe Basin Friday morning, breaking up a streak of sunny and warm autumn days.
There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation but little, if any, snow accumulation is expected in South Lake Tahoe Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.
There is a 90 percent chance of precipitation Thursday night mainly after 11 p.m. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible are possible.
Fall storm will bring wind, rain and snow. Secure decorations & trash bins. We don’t need a bunch of ghosts, ghouls, & trash flying about! pic.twitter.com/tmMWiBU3wQ
— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) October 17, 2017
Any precipitation on Friday is expected before 11 a.m. Partly sunny conditions and a high of 47 degrees will follow later in the day.
Seasonal and sunny conditions are expected to return this weekend with a high temperatures reaching 57 on Saturday and 65 on Sunday.
Meanwhile a red flag warning and a lake wind advisory are in effect for the Lake Tahoe Region Thursday. Wind gusts as strong as 50 mph could create wave heights between 2 and 4 feet on the lake. The lake wind advisory will remain in effect until 5 a.m. Friday. Boaters should consider postponing trips until then, according to NWS.