The short answer is: Yes. But not until the Summer or Fall will it really be in effect. We are currently in an ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) neutral state but the eastern tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures are rising in most of the El Niño regions studies (Figures attached).
Though there is quite a bit of discrepancy in many of the climate models, some are actually forecasting a very strong El Niño developing this Summer/Fall. So we will be keeping our eye on the forecasts and actual conditions watching as the El Niño develops. The strength of the El Niño will also determine how much it affects the weather. The general consensus of a typical El Niño on global weather during the Northern Hemisphere Summer and Winter times are shown in figures below.
The global overall view is really just a very coarse view of things and really doesn’t do justice for regional areas. For those on the west coast of the U.S., where WeatherExtreme is located, El Niño generally means warmer and drier in the northwest up into western Canada and portions of Alaska and wetter (usually warmer to) conditions in the southwest. The wet/dry dividing line fluctuates and usually falls somewhere just north of the latitude of the Lake Tahoe Region.