Increasing clouds and wind today, partly cloudy on Saturday |

Increasing clouds and wind today, partly cloudy on Saturday

Tom Cylke
Sun news service

A series of progressively stronger frontal system will move across the area about every other day bringing gusty winds, cooler temperatures and snow by Tuesday.

The first of these fronts will move through the Tahoe area tonight with clouds and wind but no measurable precipitation expected.

Highs today are forecast to reach the mid 50s at lake level with south winds 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Skiers can expect to see highs in the lower 40s at the 8,000 foot level along with southwest winds gusting around 60 to 80 mph along the Sierra crest in the afternoon. Lows tonight are projected to drop into the mid to upper 20s around the lake under cloudy skies and locally gusty winds.

Partly cloudy skies are forecast on Saturday with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. The next frontal system will bring increasing winds on Sunday along with cloudy skies and a chance of snow showers in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast models are still on track to bring the strongest cold front into the Tahoe area on Tuesday with much cooler temperatures and a good chance of snow.