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Lake Tahoe weather: 16 inches of snow possible by Sunday above 7,000 feet

Staff report

No doubt, we'd love some decent snow at Lake Tahoe heading into Thanksgiving.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — If this weekend's weather forecast comes through, it should set the Lake Tahoe region up for a snowy Thanksgiving week.

A winter weather advisory will be in effect for the greater Tahoe-Truckee area — above 7,000 feet — from 1 p.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

Eight to 16 inches of snow are possible above 7,000 feet, according to NWS, with 2 to 8 inches forecast down to 6,500 feet. Two inches are possible at lake level.

Snow levels will rise to 7,000 feet Saturday evening, before dipping to lake level by Sunday evening.

"Snow will make travel hazardous due to slick, snow-packed roads over the Sierra passes around the Tahoe Basin, with chain controls likely," according to the advisory.

Wind gusts are expected to reach 45 mph during the storm, according to NWS.