Cooler temperatures with rain and snow (in the higher elevations of the mountains) will move into the region through the rest of the work week. A cold low pressure center is dropping down out of the Pacific Northwest, bringing a cold front into the area Wednesday. Temperatures will drop into the mid-60s Wednesday, and then fall another ten degrees into the 50s on Thursday. Initially, the valley will be in the rain shadow limiting chances of rain on Wednesday to the slight chance category, but chances increase Thursday and Friday as the low drop right over western Nevada. Snow levels will start out at about 8,000’ on Wednesday, but will fall near to or just below Lake Tahoe level by Thursday. Snow amounts could add up to several inches on the passes by the end of the week, but will likely be light at the lake itself.
A few scattered showers could remain Saturday, but a drying and a warming trend will begin, boosting temperatures into the 60s on Saturday and the 70s on Sunday, with mild and dry conditions to start off next week.