National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Unseasonably cold temperatures spreading into central U.S.

A strong cold front will usher a much colder air mass into the central and eastern U.S. for the end of the work week. Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below average in some areas. Rain and snow will be possible across the Great Lakes on Friday as the system crosses the area. Heavy snow is possible in the central Appalachians Friday night.

Current Conditions

Greater Lake Tahoe Area

Zone Forecast

  • Today Cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the morning...then chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 to 8500 feet. Highs 52 to 62. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Ridge gusts up to 75 mph.
  • Tonight Rain...snow and slight chance of thunderstorms. Snow level 7000 to 7500 feet lowering to lake level. Snow accumulation up to 5 inches...with 5 to 10 inches above 7000 feet. Lows 24 to 29. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Ridge gusts up to 55 mph in the evening.
  • Saturday Snow showers. Snow accumulation up to 4 inches. Highs 35 to 40. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon. Ridge gusts up to 55 mph in the afternoon.
  • Saturday Night Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers in the evening. Lows 19 to 29. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light.
  • Sunday Partly cloudy. Highs 39 to 44. Light winds becoming northeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.
  • Sunday Night Partly cloudy. Lows 18 to 28.
  • Monday And Monday Night Partly cloudy. Highs 45 to 50. Lows 26 to 36.
  • Tuesday And Tuesday Night Partly cloudy. Highs 53 to 58. Lows 29 to 39.
  • Wednesday And Wednesday Night Clear. Highs 57 to 62. Lows 31 to 41.
  • Thursday Partly cloudy. Highs 58 to 63.