Lake Tahoe weather: Dry and sunny weekend ahead |

Lake Tahoe weather: Dry and sunny weekend ahead

The view from the AlertTahoe Zephyr camera Friday morning.

The Tahoe Basin could be heading into a brief dry spell.

The immediate forecast through the weekend and the New Year’s holiday calls for mostly sunny conditions with no precipitation, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

Today will be sunny, chilly and breezy, with a lake wind advisory in effect until 4 p.m. Friday. Winds could range from 15-25 mph with gusts as strong as 40 mph possible. Waves could be 2-4 feet high with the highest waves expected from mid-lake to the West Shore.

Friday’s high temperature will reach 30 degrees in Incline Village and 31 in South Lake Tahoe. Lows will drop to 18 and 17 degrees.

Saturday will be sunny and warmer, with highs of 40 degrees in Incline and 43 in South Lake Tahoe. Lows will be in the mid 20s.

The warming trend will continue — and end — Sunday with highs of 44 in Incline Village and 46 in South Lake Tahoe, per the weather service. Temperatures will drastically drop overnight with lows plummeting to 17 degrees in Incline and 21 in South Lake Tahoe.

Monday will see highs of 34 in South Lake Tahoe and 31 degrees in Incline.

“As for New Year`s midnight celebrations, the good news is that we will have mostly clear skies with dry conditions,” according to the weather service. “The bad news is that the clear skies will bring temperatures dropping into the teens across most areas along with continued brisk northeast winds making for very cold wind chills, especially in the Sierra and around the Tahoe Basin.”

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