Pacific Satellite IR image Monday Afternoon.

Pacific Satellite IR image Monday Afternoon.

We are finally seeing a chance of some showers coming into the region, although it’s not going to be a drought-buster. For Tuesday, watch for high to mid-level clouds to increase in western Nevada and the Tahoe basin ahead of an offshore low pressure system. That low will be picking up a lot of sub-tropical moisture ahead of it, and that moisture will deepen and could bring a chance of valley rain and high mountain snow by Wednesday. From a travel perspective, mountain showers could turn to snow late Tuesday night as low as 6,500’, but snow levels will rise to above 7,000’ on Wednesday. Because most of the dynamics of the low will remain offshore, it will limit how much precipitation we see in our area. The first wave will push through by Thursday, and things should stay dry until at least Sunday, when a slight chance of some showers returns to the region. Tuesday’s high near 70 will drop to the upper 50s when the showers come through Wednesday, but will rebound back to the 70s by Friday.

 

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