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Windy, wet this morning

Showers, mainly before 11 am. High near 57. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north in the morning.

Friday Night

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Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Lake wind advisory

The Lake Wind Advisory is now in effect until 7 PM PDT this

evening.

* Winds: South to southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Wave Heights: 1 to 3 feet. Highest waves from mid lake to

eastern and northern shores.

* Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to

capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions

improve.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a

sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing

boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind.

Sierra weather advisory

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THIS

MORNING…

* Timing: Snow and rain will begin this afternoon and continue

through Thursday morning, with a period of moderate to heavy

snow tonight.

* Additional Snow Accumulations: Above 7000 feet…2 to 6 inches.

Below 7000 feet…up to 3 inches.

* Snow Levels: 5500 to 6000 feet.

* Winds: Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Sierra

ridge gusts up to 120 mph, with strongest winds likely

tonight.

* Wave Heights on Lake Tahoe: 2 to 4 feet. Small boats, kayaks

and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing and should

remain off lake waters until conditions improve.

* Impacts: Snow will likely produce slick and hazardous

conditions with poor visibility tonight into Thursday

morning especially above 6500 feet. This includes most

highways around the Tahoe basin including Interstate 80,

Highway 50, and the Mount Rose Highway.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Even light to moderate snowfall amounts cause major travel

delays, especially during periods of high traffic volume. Be sure

to allow extra time to reach your destination. Leave extra space

between vehicles since it takes longer to stop on slick roadways.

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