Just when we thought Spring had Sprung, South Lake Tahoe is getting hit with a storm that could bring up to ten inches of snow on the Sierra Crest!
Last night, a cold air pressure system hit the Sierra bringing rain and showers for the rest of the week, according to Reno Weather Forecasters. Needless to say, we were shocked to see snow this morning, in South Lake Tahoe, in May!
This unlikely change in weather will bring showers across the Lake Tahoe area and bring cooler temperatures as low as in the 50’s. By Sunday, this storm will pass and it will feel like summer again!
If you are traveling to Lake Tahoe this weekend here are some additional travel tips and weather information from the Reno Journal Gazette: Chains or snow tires are required for drivers traveling on Mount Rose Highway, from Bums Gulch Road to Fairview Boulevard just north of Incline Village. Restrictions are also in place along Kingsbury Grade from U.S. 50, also known as Lincoln Highway, and east just north of the Stateline.
By Thursday afternoon, heavier precipitation is expected to develop in areas south of U.S. 50. That means snow bands could produce snowfall rates up to 2 inches per hour.
Highways in Alpine County could see the greatest snow impacts, including Monitor and Ebbetts passes.
A wind advisory is also in effect at Pyramid Lake Thursday thanks to northeast winds that could reach up to 50 mph in lower elevations, forecasters said. A short period of stronger east winds could hit the Sierra Ridges with gusts up to 60 mph.