Heavy rain and storms to open the weekend on warm winds!

Nov 20, 2017, 00:43
Heavy rain and storms to open the weekend on warm winds!

Snow is expected at both lake level and at the resorts tonight before the system passes through. Windy. High 2 C. Night: Cloudy periods.

MONDAY: A little breezy with sunshine and patchy clouds.

Here's a look at your Saturday morning forecast. A cold front swept through the area early this morning, and drying and clearing trends have developed as any early morning rain has been swept out to sea. Daytime highs will be near 60 by the afternoon with a return of a southwest surface wind around 10 to 15 miles per hour. The forecasters at Accuweather.com agreed, suggesting that snow and heavy rain could cause travel headaches for some of the nation's estimated 51 million holiday drivers and flyers.

The strong winds are also ushering in some much colder air, as temperatures are expected to slowly fall through the 40s the remainder of the day. We will stay dry throughout the day but as we head into overnight those will start to rise.

Tonight - Rain showers before 10pm, then rain likely, possibly mixed with snow showers. The good news is that the weather will cooperate. The coverage will be at 20-40% through early Sunday morning.

Sunday looks sunny and dry. For Monday, a stout southerly wind will warm temperatures to the mid to upper 50s.

Mostly sunny skies are forecast for Saturday.

Friday - Partly sunny, with a high near 46. High pressure takes over Monday.

The South Shore has been getting just rain, and lots of it since the recent storm reached the Sierra Wednesday. Ahead of the front, southwest winds will crank through the day, and by Saturday afternoon, winds could gust over 25 or 30mph at times. Highs Saturday will be in the low 70s but the upper 50s on Sunday.

Temperatures are cold this morning but will be close to your seasonable norm this afternoon as we top out near 70 under sunny skies.