Sunny today, Saturday, turning colder with snow showers on Sunday |

Sunny today, Saturday, turning colder with snow showers on Sunday

LAKE TAHOE ” Truckee-Tahoe residents will enjoy two more days of nice weather under the prevailing high pressure system dominating the western United States.

High temperatures today are expected to reach the mid to upper 30s under sunny skies and light winds. Lows tonight are forecast to drop back to the single digits around the lake under clear skies.

A cold upper level low pressure system is forecast to drop south from western Canada into the Pacific Northwest on Saturday bringing a milder westerly flow to the area.

Highs on Saturday are projected to reach the lower to mid 40s as west winds mix out the cold air stagnating in the basin trapped under the temperature inversion.

Look for increasing clouds on Sunday as the upper low drops south over the northern Sierra with snow showers developing by afternoon.

Computer models are indicating around a quarter to a half an inch of precipitation or water equivalent with this system or 3 to 6 inches of snow by Monday evening.

The very cold air moving into the Tahoe area on Monday will result in some lake-enhanced snow with high snow-to-water ratios.

You may want to bundle up as daytime highs stay in the 20s Monday. Stay tuned to the latest road conditions if you plan on traveling Sunday or Monday.

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