Snowing in Squaw Valley! About 1/2 inch of new snow already.
UPDATE 8:21 PM!.Scattered rain showers all falling along the Sierra Crest tonight at 7000 feet, with light snow above that. We are still expecting a chance for a dusting overnight, perhaps an inch or two or three but nothing significant. Friday should be colder and breezy. Big storm brewing for early next week after a mild weekend!.Earlier report: THURSDAY APRIL 2!5:31 am!.It is beginning to look like Tahoe is in store for a spate of winterlike weather next week, and we’ll get a little preview of it tonight and Friday. A storm dropping out of the Gulf of Alaska is expected to move across Northern California and Nevada tonight, bringing high winds, cold temperatures and the chance of some light snow along the Sierra Crest. Accumulations should be fairly modest: perhaps two to three inches, if that. But temperatures will drop 10 to 15 degrees below Wednesday’s highs, and Friday should be crisp as well. More mild weather will return Saturday and Sunday before a strong low pressure trough drops down the coast and brings a threat of snow to the Sierra for most of next week. This system is expected to be a “cut-off” low, which means it will be untethered from its atmospheric moorings and drifting off the coast for a while. As it meanders out there, it will have the potential to spin several waves of precipitation over the Sierra, and it appears capable of tapping into a significant plume of subtropical moisture. Combine the cold Alaskan air with the ample moisture and we could get some pretty good snow, starting Monday or Tuesday. The details of when, where and how much are a little sketchy right now because this kind of system takes no predictable path as it moves across the region. Another system is on track for later in the week.