FORECAST: Rain and snow showers for the Sierra with a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms into Wednesday. Snow level will be near 6500 feet overnight and over 7000 feet during the day. This same weather system is bringing cooler weather to the forecast through Thursday. Valley highs will stay in the 70s for the middle of the week.
A change back to a warmer weather pattern comes Friday. A big ridge of high pressure moves back toward the coast bringing sinking and warming air. Highs will be near 90° by Sunday.
WEDNESDAY MORNING: Mostly clear with lows in the 40s.Snow and rain for Lake Tahoe with lows in the 20s. Snow levels near 6500 feet.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny with highs mid-70s. Lake Tahoe highs in the mid-40s with a chance of lingering showers and thunderstorms.
THURSDAY: Sunny with highs in the upper 70s. Lake Tahoe highs in the mid-50s.
FRIDAY: Sunny with highs in the low 80s. Lake Tahoe highs in the upper 50s.
SATURDAY: Sunny with highs in the upper 80s. Lake Tahoe highs near 60°.
SUNDAY: Sunny with highs near 90°, which will be about 20° above average. Lake Tahoe highs in the mid 60s.
MONDAY: Sunny and continued unseasonably warm with highs near 90°. Lake Tahoe highs in the mid-60s.
TUESDAY: Sunny and cooler with highs in the low 80s. Partly cloudy at Lake Tahoe with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
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