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Mostly sunny today, colder with scattered snow showers on Tuesday

Tom Cylke
Sun news service

There will be mostly sunny skies with light winds today under a weak high pressure ridge ahead of the last in a series of cold fronts expected to drop into the area on Tuesday.

Highs today are forecast to rise into the mid to upper 40s around the lake and the upper 20s at the 8000 foot resort level. Clouds will be on the increase tonight ahead of the approaching frontal system keeping overnight low temperatures in the mid to upper 20s.

A cold upper low pressure system is forecast to drop south into the Tahoe area on Tuesday with scattered snow showers likely by afternoon. Snow showers are expected to linger into the evening hours with light accumulations of an inch or less at lake level and 1 to 3 inches possible in the upper elevations by Wednesday morning.

Highs on Tuesday are projected to reach only the upper 30s to lower 40s under mostly cloudy skies and brisk southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Skiers will see temperatures in the lower to mid 20s at the 8000 foot level with ridge winds to 30 mph on Tuesday.

Computer forecast models are in general agreement bringing high pressure with dry weather and a warming trend beginning Wednesday and into the coming weekend.