While we still have a chance to get a few showers here and there, this should prove to be a much less active week of weather than the preceding several we’ve experienced. Northerly flow coming down the backside of the departing low pressure system will keep our temperatures on the cold side Tuesday (valley highs in the mid to low-30s) and could allow a couple of weak disturbances to drop down Tuesday and late Wednesday, which could spawn a few snow showers here and there, but as we head into the weekend, the skies should clear out and the temperatures will gradually rebound into the low 50s. With the snow on the ground that we have, overnight low temperatures will bottom out in the mid to low teens Tuesday and rise to the 20s by midweek.
It goes without saying that all the storms we’ve gotten is good news for our water situation. To put it into perspective, just this weekend, Lake Tahoe rose two inches. Now while that may not seem like much, it equates to about 25,000 acre-feet of water, and brings the water level to less than a foot from Tahoe’s natural rim. Tomorrow, I’ll tell you why that’s such good news.