Thursday’s forecast: Series of storms to bring snow through weekend |

Thursday’s forecast: Series of storms to bring snow through weekend

A cold low pressure system moving onshore from the San Francisco bay area will bring steady snow to the Lake Tahoe area this morning before turning to scattered snow showers in the afternoon.

Highs today are forecast to reach the mid 20s under cloudy skies and southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

Lows tonight are expected to drop into the upper teens to lower 20s. Additional snow accumulations, if your still keeping track are projected to be 3 to 5 inches at lake level with 5 to 10 inches above 7,000 feet by this evening.

Another colder low pressure system is forecast to drop south to a position of the bay area again by Thursday night with little break in the snow shower activity into Friday. Increasing southwest flow on Friday and Saturday will allow daytime temperatures to creep in to the lower to mid 30s.

Low temperatures are expected to stay in the lower to mid 20s Saturday morning under cloudy skies.

A short break or let up in the snow is forecast for Saturday with the upper low spinning off the central California coast.

This low will combine with another trough of low pressure digging south out of the Gulf of Alaska on Saturday night and Sunday to bring increasing snow and wind. Sunday could be a difficult day for travel with periods of heavy snow and possible blizzard conditions over the passes.

Stay tuned for further updates on this complex winter weather pattern especially if you’re planning travel or outdoor activities over the next several days.

” Meteorologist Tom Cylke can be reached at

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