Looks like the weekend should be mild and pleasant and then early next week there should be some precipitation. – Unfortunately, it looks like it will be rain. – Check out the full report from our friends over at Tahoeloco.com.
HURSDAY OCTOBER 8 5:17 AM!.The slow warming trend that’s been this week’s key weather feature in the Tahoe Basin continues today as high temperatures should approach normal for the second week of October. Look for highs close to 60 around the Lake and in the low 50s near the mountain passes. We expect much of the same through the weekend, with the possibility of some slight cooling Saturday as we fall under the influence of a mild northeasterly flow aloft that could bring some chillier air our way from the northern Rockies. But for the most part a ridge of high pressure over the Pacific Coast will keep our weather on the mild side through Sunday.
The action will start early next week as a deep low pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska drops south and begins to move our way. The main, upper-level low pressure cell will remain far to the north in the Pacific Northwest at first. But as energy swirls around that low it will pull moisture into its track from the eastern Pacific and send it flowing into California and Nevada.
We should begin to see some clouds by Monday or Monday afternoon, with precipitation starting late Monday or Tuesday. Snow levels at this time look to be quite high, above 8,000 feet, except for a brief dip possible late Monday night or early Tuesday. But even if that happens, the forecast calls for warmer temperatures later in the event, so unless the pattern changes, it looks as if this storm will drop mostly rain across the inhabitated portions of the Tahoe region.
The trough that will be carrying all this weather our way looks like a stubborn one, so the rain and high-elevation snow could continue into Wednesday before things begin to clear out.
Thursday 61 Friday 61 Saturday 61
Thursday 56 Friday 54 Saturday 54