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Low pressure system to bring scattered snow showers to Tahoe area tonight

Tom Cylke
Sun news service

A weak upper level low pressure system will move into central California today bringing scattered snow showers to mainly the upper elevations of Lake Tahoe south of Interstate 80 through this evening.

A mixture of rain and snow showers are possible at lake level however no significant accumulations are expected on area highways.

Highs today are forecast to reach the lower to mid 40s around the lake and the lower 30s at the 8,000 foot resort level under cloudy skies and light winds. Lows tonight should drop into the teens to lower 20s with partial clearing overnight.

High pressure returns on Thursday for mostly sunny skies and light northerly winds. Daytime temperatures are forecast to reach the upper 40s to lower 50s around the lake and near 40 at 8,000 feet.

A cold front is forecast to push into Northern California Friday with increasing clouds and winds expected in the Tahoe area. This cold front will bring cooler temperatures on Saturday with some light snow accumulations in the upper elevations mainly north of Lake Tahoe.

Computer models are still trying to bring a more substantial front into the Tahoe area on Sunday afternoon with unsettled weather into early next week.