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Increasing clouds today with a few showers possible by late afternoon

Tom CylkeSun news service

A weak upper level low pressure system moving toward the central California coast will bring increasing clouds to the Tahoe today with a few snow showers possible in the late afternoon and evening. Highs today are expected to reach near 50 degrees around the lake to the mid 30s at the 8,000 foot resort level. Lows tonight are forecast to drop into the upper teens to lower 20s under mostly cloudy skies. Winds will be generally light today into Wednesday except for local gusts to 20 mph near any showers.The low pressure system will weaken and track east across central California on Wednesday with Lake Tahoe on the northern fringe of the moisture field. Thus scattered snow showers are expected Wednesday mainly south of I80 where an inch or two of snow could fall in the upper elevations. Highs on Wednesday are forecast to reach the mid and upper 40s under mostly cloudy skies.Longer range computer forecast models are showing generally dry weather with near seasonal temperatures for Thursday into Saturday. A more active storm pattern is expected to bring a return of snow late Sunday and continue into the early part of next week. Stay tuned to see if we are going to see inches or feet of new snow for the ski areas with this unsettled pattern. Meteorologist Tom Cylke can be reached at tcylke@charter.net.