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Mostly sunny and not as cold today, more weather changes on Tuesday

Tom Cylke
Sun news service

After a chilly start this morning temperatures are forecast to rise back into the mid to upper 40s around the lake today.

Look for sunny skies this morning then increasing high clouds and southwest winds 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Lows tonight are expected to drop in the mid 20s at lake level under mostly cloudy skies.

An approaching low pressure system off the Northern California coast will bring increasing clouds and southwest winds on Tuesday with a chance of snow developing by afternoon.

Highs on Tuesday are projected to reach the upper 40s to lower 50s around the lake. Southwest winds will pick up into the 20 to 35 mph range Tuesday afternoon with gusts over 70 mph along the Sierra crest.

The best chance of accumulating snow will occur Tuesday night as the front pushes through the area.

Current computer models are showing around a half a foot of new snow possible in the upper elevations with an inch or two at lake level by Wednesday morning. Stay tuned to see if this snow will cause travel problems over the Sierra passes Tuesday night.