Lake Tahoe weather: Winter storm coming; 1-2 feet of snow possible by Friday | SierraSun.com

Lake Tahoe weather: Winter storm coming; 1-2 feet of snow possible by Friday

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File photoA foot of snow is possible at lake level with this storm.
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LAKE TAHOE and#8212; It might read Spring on the calendar, but winter is not ready to give up.

A winter storm watch for the greater Truckee/Tahoe area will be in effect Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

All told, the storm is expected to bring 1-2 feet of snow above 7,000 feet, with a foot possible at lake level. Snow is expected to fall Wednesday, according to the forecast, although the heavy stuff wonand#8217;t come until Thursday.

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

Wednesday: Snow showers. High near 41. Southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Wednesday night: Snow showers. Low around 28. West wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday: Snow. High near 41. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Thursday Night: Snow. Low around 28. Southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Friday: Snow. High near 32. West wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

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

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 49.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 56.