Cold air to flow through Saturday |

Cold air to flow through Saturday

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE ” A cold low pressure system dropping south from the Pacific Northwest will bring chilly weather to the Lake Tahoe Basin today and Saturday.

High temperatures this afternoon will struggle to reach 40 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Lows tonight will drop into the lower teens with isolated snow showers possible into Saturday morning. Saturday is expected to be the coldest day this weekend with highs forecast to top out in the mid 30s around the basin.

High pressure rebuilds into the area on Sunday with high temperatures rising back into the lower to mid 40s around the lake under partly cloudy skies after morning lows in the single digits to lower teens.

Those planning travel over the Sierra from this afternoon into Saturday morning may encounter some light snow flurries but with little if any accumulations to be concerned with.

Longer range computer forecast models are showing a return to warmer temperatures in the 50s early next week as a mild westerly flow develops under the eastern Pacific high pressure ridge.

As of now it looks like we’ll see mostly clouds in this subtropical flow while the Pacific Northwest and extreme Northern California are targeted to get all the rain as usual.

Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User