Today’s weather: Perfect end to holiday weekend; active storm track developing later in week
February 18, 2008
More very pleasant weather on tap for the end of the Presidents day holiday as high pressure aloft persists over the area for another day.
Highs today are expected to reach the upper 40s to lower 50s around the lake and in the mid 40s at the 8000 foot resort level.
A very weak upper low off the Southern California coast will spread variable high clouds over the area today and Tuesday. Winds are expected to be light today but then increasing southwest winds 10 to 20 mph Tuesday afternoon ahead of a weak trough of low pressure approaching the area.
Lows tonight are forecast to drop into the upper teens to lower 20s tonight with local areas of fog developing in the Truckee area.
Get ready for a change to wetter and cooler weather later this week and into next weekend as the storm track or jet stream is forecast to intensify across the Pacific. The first in a series of frontal systems will bring only light showers to the Tahoe area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Stronger systems are forecast to bring more snow to the area Thursday and Friday. Stay tuned to see if these storms will bring significant snow to the Sierra later in the week and to plan your weekend travel.