Lake Tahoe weather: Snow, below-zero temps on tap this week
Ryan Summerlin December 2, 2013
TAHOE/TRUCKEE — In case you weren’t convinced, winter will be back in a big way this week.
A cold front is forecast to sweep through the greater Truckee/Tahoe region late Monday, bringing with it close to a foot of snow by Tuesday night and temperatures in the single digits to below zero.
A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.
Snow is expected to increase in intensity between 7 and 10 a.m., according to NWS. Four to 6 inches of snow is expected at lake level, with up to 10 inches possible at higher elevations.
Chain and snow tire restrictions will likely be in place across all major Tahoe/Truckee highways.
With the cold front settling in by Tuesday evening, and another on its heels Friday, afternoon high temperatures will be below freezing through the weekend, according to NWS.
As of Monday afternoon, low temperatures of 8 degrees, minus-2 degrees and 3 degrees are forecast for Truckee for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, respectively. Those lows will be a few degrees higher at communities around Lake Tahoe.
Also, stay up to date with snowfall totals at our regional ski resorts here.
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