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Partly cloudy and breezy today, windy and colder on Saturday

Tom Cylke

Hope you all enjoyed Thursday because we are headed back to winter this weekend.

A cold low pressure system dropping south from the Pacific Northwest will bring increasing clouds and southerly winds today.

A lake wind advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. today for south winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon and evening.

Highs today will cool slightly from yesterday with readings in the upper 50s to lower 60s around the lake and near 50 at the 8,000 foot resort level. Lows tonight should be relatively mild due to clouds and wind with minimum temperatures in the lower to mid 30s overnight.

Winds will increase on Saturday as the cold front and associated low pressure system moves further south into extreme Northern California.

Southwest winds are forecast to be sustained between 20 and 35 mph on Saturday with gusts up to 50 mph in the open or wind prone areas. Highs on Saturday are forecast to reach the mid 40s around the lake under partly cloudy skies.

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Look for light snow or snow showers to develop Saturday evening along the cold front with an inch or two of accumulations in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin by Sunday morning.

Temperatures will continue to plummet behind the cold front on Sunday with daytime reading in the mid 30s around the lake and brisk northwest winds to 20 mph. Not expecting any travel problems this weekend but bundle up if you’re heading outdoors.