Blue skies as Tahoe residents dig out from storm |

Blue skies as Tahoe residents dig out from storm

Sun News Service

A major winter storm ended last night leaving around 10 to 20 inches of new snow at lake level and 2 to 3 feet in the higher elevations.

Highs pressure is forecast to build over the area today for clearing skies, light winds and temperatures warming into the upper 30s to lower 40s around the lake. Skiers will enjoy optimum snow and weather conditions today with temperatures in the upper 20s to lower 30s at the 8,000 foot resort level.

Look for overnight low temperatures to drop into the single digits to lower teens at lake level and the upper 20s in the upper elevations as a strong temperature inversion develops in this stable air mass. Fog is also likely to develop in the Truckee area under this inversion in the late night and early morning hours.

High pressure will continue into Tuesday for sunny skies, light winds and warmer daytime temperatures. Look for highs to reach the mid to upper 40s around the lake and the lower 40s at the 8,000 foot resort level Tuesday afternoon.

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