Lake Tahoe weather: Snowstorm this week could bring several feet of white stuff | SierraSun.com

Lake Tahoe weather: Snowstorm this week could bring several feet of white stuff

Staff Reports

LAKE TAHOE and#8212; The first significant snowstorm of the year could bring a foot or more of the white stuff at lake level this week, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

A weak storm Tuesday and Tuesday night is forecast to bring some rain, and as much as 2 to 4 inches of snow above 7,000 feet, with maybe an inch or more at lake level.

A larger storm is forecast Thursday night through Friday, with one to two feet of snow predicted to fall at lake level, with several feet at higher elevations. Lower valley levels could also see several inches of snow.

Travel is expected to be dangerous, especially with the second storm, and chain and snowtire restrictions are expected. Stay tuned to http://www.sierrasun.com with road and storm updates.

Below is an extended forecast complements of http://www.noaa.gov.

Today: Sunny, with a high near 50. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. South wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: A slight chance of rain after 10 a.m. Snow level 7,300 feet. Increasing clouds, with a high near 49. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Tuesday Night: Snow. Low around 27. Southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. West wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Thursday: A slight chance of rain. Snow level 6600 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Thursday Night: Snow. Cloudy, with a low around 29.

Friday: Snow. Cloudy, with a high near 33.

Friday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.