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Lake Tahoe weather: Another foot of snow possible Sunday

Staff report

Skiiers of all ages came to opening day at Alpine Meadows ski resort on Thursday.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Another week, another Sunday storm.

The greater Lake Tahoe-Truckee region will be under a winter weather advisory from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, potentially bringing more than a foot of snow to higher elevations, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

"A cold front will bring a period of moderate to heavy snow to the Tahoe Basin … snow showers are likely to persist into Sunday evening," the advisory reads.

Six to 12 inches of snow is possible above 7,000 feet by Monday, with 10 to 14 inches possible along the Sierra crest, according to NWS. Below 7,000 feet, 3 to 6 inches of snow is likely, with 4 to 8 inches possible along Highway 89.

Snow levels will drop to about 6,000 feet, according to NWS.

As is the case with most Sierra storms, conditions will make driving a challenge. Snow tire or chain restrictions may be in effect along most highways and passes, including Interstate 80, U.S. Highway 50, California highways 28, 89 and 267, and Nevada highways 28, 207 and 431.

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Sunday's storm, should it develop, would mark the third consecutive Sunday in November a storm has dropped snow on the region. The past two storms have brought anywhere from 2 to 3 feet at high elevation areas, allowing several ski resorts to open early for the 2015-16 season.

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