Things start to change Tuesday with a dusting of snow possible Tuesday night, and colder air moving in for the rest of the week.
We have been tracking this storm closely over the past week, especially with how dry it has been so far this fall. An area of low pressure will track into southern CA by Tuesday night and sit to the south of Tahoe through Wednesday. A band of precipitation is expected to form on the north side of the low over the area and bring some light rain/snow showers to the area on Tuesday night. The Showers are expected to shift to the south during the day on Wednesday.
Northwest of the lake over Squaw only light amounts of precipitation are expected. Snow levels could drop to between the base and 7000 feet Tuesday night with the showers. We could maybe see a dusting up to an inch of snow on the mountain by Wednesday morning.
Winds will be gusty from the southwest on Tuesday and northeast on Wednesday. We could see gusts to 50+ mph on the top of the mountain both days.
Thursday we are expecting high pressure to build back in with quieter weather into the weekend. We should see sunny skies with highs in the 40s on the mountain and lows in the 20s. That will make for much better snowmaking conditions than we have been seeing!
We could see another shot of cold air next Monday keeping the nights cold for decent snowmaking weather. Then possibly a couple of weak systems later next week around Thanksgiving that could bring some light snow. We will keep an eye on that over the next week.