Lake Tahoe Weather: Scattered Showers, T-Storms
Lake Tahoe Weather Summary
Good Morning Tahoetopians! Scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday with snow showers in the afternoon. Snow levels above 9000 feet. Cooler, with daytime regional highs in the upper 40s to upper 50s and light winds. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect (s below)... Looking ahead, a wet and chilly start for the holiday weekend. Warmer and drier conditions return Sunday.
NWS Forecast for Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Today: Showers and scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then showers, scattered thunderstorms and snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 9000 to 9500 feet. Snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Highs 47 to 57. Light winds becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight. Snow level 8000 to 8500 feet. Lows 28 to 33. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the morning, then scattered showers, slight chance of thunderstorms and scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 8000 feet rising to 9000 feet. Highs 49 to 54. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms and isolated showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with isolated showers after midnight. Snow level 9000 to 9500 feet. Lows 32 to 42. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 59 to 69. Light winds becoming northeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows 34 to 44.
Memorial Day And Monday Night: Clear. Highs 66 to 76. Lows 34 to 44
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
253 AM PDT Fri May 25 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT SATURDAY ABOVE 8000 FEET...
* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations above 8000 feet of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches, are expected.
* WHERE...Mt Rose, Carson, Ebbetts, Sonora and Tioga passes and high elevation hiking trails around the Lake Tahoe area, Alpine County and Mono County.
* WHEN...Until 5 AM PDT Saturday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on hazardous driving conditions over the high Sierra passes. Be prepared for reduced visibility, chain controls at times. Plan on alternate route if you have travel plans over Ebbetts, Sonora and Tioga passes.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Even light snowfall causes major travel delays, especially during holiday weekends. Be sure to allow extra time to reach your destination. Leave extra space between vehicles since it takes longer to stop on slick roadways.