Sunny days and clear cold nights ahead |

Sunny days and clear cold nights ahead

LAKE TAHOE ” A strong high-pressure system at the surface and aloft will bring dry and stable conditions to the Lake Tahoe Basin over the next several days.

Highs today will reach into the lower 30s around the lake under sunny skies and light east winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusty east winds to 40 mph are expected in exposed areas above 8,000 feet and along the Sierra crest.

Lows tonight will be dropping into the single digits around Truckee and Lake Tahoe under clear skies.

Strong temperature inversions are expected to develop in this stable high-pressure pattern with only slow moderation in temperatures over the next few days.

Highs on Friday are forecast to top out in the mid to upper 30s both at lake level and at the 8,000-foot resort level along with sunny skies and light winds.

Computer forecast models are in good agreement bringing in a cold upper level low pressure system into the region on Sunday.

This system is forecast to track from western Canada on an overland trajectory across the Pacific Northwest which will limit the moisture available for lighter snow accumulation.

A much colder air mass will settle in over the area early next week with daytime temperatures expected to reach the 20s around the lake or around 15 to 20 degree below the seasonal normal.

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