Lake Tahoe weather: Winter storm warning in effect, 2 to 5 inches of snow possible |

Lake Tahoe weather: Winter storm warning in effect, 2 to 5 inches of snow possible

The view on U.S. 50 in South Lake Tahoe Monday afternoon.
Ryan Hoffman / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Lake Tahoe could see 2 to 5 more inches of snow Tuesday as a winter storm slowly starts to exit the region.

A winter storm warning, which has been in effect since Friday evening, is set to expire at 4 p.m. today, according to the the National Weather Service in Reno.

The chance of precipitation at Lake Tahoe Tuesday is 100 percent before decreasing to 30 percent in the evening. Total snow accumulation could range from 2 to 5 inches.

An avalanche warning is set to expire at 7 a.m. Avalanche danger remains high and travel in the backcountry is discouraged.

Schools on South Shore and in Incline Village are closed for a second day in a row Tuesday, as are some government offices. South Lake Tahoe City Council has delayed the start of its Tuesday morning meeting by two hours.

Conditions will likely be much calmer compared to Monday, when blizzard conditions wreaked havoc in the basin. Major highways were closed at times during the day due to whiteout conditions and avalanche danger.

Several highways in the region remain closed Tuesday morning.

Wednesday and Thursday will mark a break from winter storms, with mostly sunny conditions. A chance of precipitation is expected to return Friday and continue through the weekend.

High temperatures will remain in the low to mid-30s during that time.


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