Mountain Snow Forecast for Lake Tahoe, Northern Nevada Mountain Passes


Remember those record high temperatures in Reno earlier this month?

The temperature gauge has changed, and heading into the weekend, northern Nevada is expected to experience much cooler than normal temperatures and even snow in the mountains.

Areas above 8,500 feet should expect some white stuff to fall Saturday evening through Sunday morning, with the possibility of high elevation snow continuing into Wednesday.

Donner Pass could experience slushy conditions, but overall travel over mountain passes should be unaffected, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Amanda Young.

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The snow and accompanying storms could clear the smoke in northern Nevada, she said, and will also bring cooler temperatures with them.

Reno will see highs of around 10 to 20 degrees below normal through early next week. On Sunday, the temperature is expected to reach only 67 degrees. There is a 40% chance of showers with wind gusts of 20 mph.

Cool temperatures in the 60s and a chance of showers remain through Wednesday before warming up to 70 degrees on Thursday.

At Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, temperatures will be in the 40s with rain and snow showers through Wednesday. In Palisades Tahoe, nighttime temperatures will dip into the 30s in unstable weather.

Amy Alonzo covers the outdoors, recreation and environment for Nevada and Lake Tahoe. Contact her at [email protected] Here’s how you can support continuous coverage and local journalism.


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