Lake Tahoe: More sun in near forecast and#8212; but could there be some snow next weekend? | SierraSun.com

Lake Tahoe: More sun in near forecast and#8212; but could there be some snow next weekend?

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Photo by Eric GwiazdowskiThis photo was taken Jan. 5, 2012, off of Bucks Beach in Brockway. The lack of snow so far this winter has led some locals to enjoy more summer-related recreation.
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LAKE TAHOE and#8212; Could it be?

While the forecast for the greater Truckee/Tahoe region shows nothing but mild temperatures and sunny skies through Martin Luther King weekend, there may be a flicker of hope for that long-awaited first snowstorm of the 2011-12 winter season.

According to noaa.gov, high temperatures in the upper-40s to lower-50s and mostly clear skies dominate the forecast into next Tuesday, with overnight lows dipping into the teens.

However, when viewing the extended 10-day forecast at http://www.weather.com, there are chances for snow showers on Wednesday, Jan. 18 and Thursday, Jan. 19, with a chance for a rain/snow mix on Friday the 20th. Here’s a link t othe 10-day forecast for Truckee: http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USCA1163

Still, with high temperatures predicted those days in the mid-40s, it’s tough to predict how much snow, if any, could fall.

Below is the 7-day forecast for the region from http://www.noaa.gov.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 45. East wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 8. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 47. East wind around 5 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 8. East wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 49. East wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 52.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.

MLK Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.