Don’t get too excited about that overcast sky on Saturday afternoon. The area won’t be getting more than a dash of rain in the next few days.
“There’s some clouds over the area now, associated with a cold front pushing through tonight, but there will be no precipitation from it,” said Brian Edwards, a meteorologist with AccuWeather, a private weather forecasting service. Any rainshowers will be confined to the mountains and areas further north.
“If someone saw a sprinkle in your area, I wouldn’t be shocked,” he said. “But nothing significant.”
Edwards predicts clear skies on Sunday as a high pressure system builds. The high will be around 60 degrees, higher than the 53 degree average this time of year. Temperatures will drop to the mid 30s at night.
Snow levels will remain very high, with virtually no new snowfall. There’s a blend of rain and snow in the Tahoe area, but it’s mostly light rain in most of the passes, including Truckee. For those heading above 6,500 feet, snow is possible.