Mild today with changes beginning late tomorrow |

Mild today with changes beginning late tomorrow

LAKE TAHOE ” Truckee-Tahoe residents will have two more days of dry and mild weather to prepare for what looks to be a very stormy end of the week.

High temperatures this afternoon will rise into the mid 40s under partly cloudy skies and light southerly winds to around 15 mph.

Low temperatures tonight are expected to drop into the lower to mid 20s around the lake under cloudy skies.

Winds and clouds will increase on Thursday in advance of the first frontal system forecast to bring rain and snow to the Tahoe area by late Thursday afternoon. Snow levels are expected to fluctuate between 6,000 to 7,000 feet into Friday with periods of rain or snow at lake level.

The second and strongest in the series of storms will move into the Tahoe area late Friday and continue into Saturday morning.

Snow levels will drop to lake level Friday evening and winds are expected to gusts over 50 mph in the basin and over 120 mph along the Sierra crest. The combination of heavy snow and strong wind will create blizzard conditions over the passes from late Friday into Saturday. Travel would be highly discouraged during this period of near zero visibilities with heavy falling and blowing snow.

A third colder storm is forecast for Sunday piling up more snow and creating travel difficulties for motorist. Snow total for these storms is expected to ranges from 1 to 3 feet at lake level and 5 to 8 feet above 7000 feet by Sunday evening. Check the latest statements and warnings on this series of dangerous winter storms at the National Weather Service web page at

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