Lake Tahoe & Truckee Weekend Weather Report 3-5 JAN 2014. Provided by the Tahoe Weather Geek
The first weekend of the New Year will be dry and a little cooler than Tahoe has seen over the past several days as we watch the Pacific for hopeful signs that a change in the overall pattern might soon be upon us.
This weekend will be marked by a slight drop in temperatures as a modest low pressure system skirts by to our north Friday and Saturday. But Sunday temperatures should be on the rebound.
The big question is what will happen in the North Pacific. For a while there have been signs that the high pressure ridge that’s been blocking our storms might be shifting next week. It still looks like the ridge is going to get pinched off, with the possibility of a system making it into Northern California by Tuesday or Wednesday.
But as of now the computer forecast models are in some conflict about this storm. Some of the models show it moisture-starved and giving us little more than a dusting or an inch or two. One of the models shows the storm digging over the Pacific a little longer, scooping up a little more moisture and delivering several inches or rain or snow by Thursday.
Those details remain to be ironed out over the next few days. But either way, it does look like the storm door will be open, at least briefly, and that is a good sign. This is the first time in a while that the seven-day outlook as not been completely dry. At least we are moving in the right direction.
Stay tuned for details on this development as they unfold.
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