A nice Thanksgiving holiday, then rain and snow for the Tahoe basin…

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A nice Thanksgiving holiday, then rain and snow for the Tahoe basin…

Very pleasant weather will prevail for the Tahoe Basin through Thanksgiving Day, then a change is on the way.

Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day look pleasant and even a bit on the warm side with highs in the 50’s, even near 60 in Incline Village. Friday will be a few degrees cooler, but dry.

Then the first significant storm for the Sierras this winter season will move across the area. Beginning Saturday and Sunday the precipitation will begin as rain, then change to snow Sunday night and continue Monday. Snow could be heavy at times.

Computer forecast models suggest 1 to 2 inches water equivalent across the Tahoe Basin, so 6 inches to a foot of snow may be possible before it all ends.

Steady snow will change to snow showers on Tuesday.

Jim Purpura, CCM
Director, Forecast Operations
purpura@weatherextreme.com

Credit: National Weather Service, Reno, Nv.