A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 25 miles an hour are expected with gusts as high as 40 miles an hour, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult.
Lake Tahoe wave heights are expected to run two to four feet.
Operators of small craft that might be prone to capsizing are being urged to remain off the lake until the winds subside and conditions improve.
Winds are expected to die down by Wednesday morning.
N-NE wind increasing this morning Sierra to Coastal Range. Critical areas N & W Valley, Lake Co. later today. pic.twitter.com/p57OTgoknV— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 11, 2014
It looks like this year's fire season will start later than normal in the Tahoe area...sometime in July-August rather than the typical May-June time frame. That's because of the wet winter and a snowpack 200 to 300 percent of normal.
It is now the wettest season on record in Northern California, where most of the state gets its water supply.
UPDATE 10:48 p.m. Feb. 11: The evacuation and shelter-in-place notice has been lifted for Wilton residents.
(AP) - California's winter keeps getting wetter as the first in the latest round of storms moves ashore, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds.
(AP) - The National Weather Service in Reno says winds in excess of 100 mph over Sierra ridgetops could churn up waves as high as 5 feet on Lake Tahoe this weekend as a series of winter storms dumps several more feet of snow in the mountains.