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Lake Tahoe weather: Foot of snow possible; advisory until Tuesday morning

Staff report

8:30 a.m. MONDAY UPDATE:

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for the greater Truckee-Tahoe region from 4 p.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

After the region saw a dusting of snow overnight Sunday, NWS reports that 4 to 8 inches of snow is possible by Tuesday morning, with 6 to 12 inches likely at high elevations.

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Another small winter storm is forecast to hit the greater Truckee-Tahoe region Sunday and Monday, bringing perhaps a foot of snow at high elevations.

According to the National Weather Service in Reno, "snow showers will move into Northeast California (Sunday) afternoon and then spread south along the Sierra crest (Sunday) evening and into Western Nevada overnight."

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"A second wave of moderate snowfall is possible for the Sierra and Western Nevada late Monday afternoon and Monday night," according to the forecast. "Confidence in the track of this second band of snow is lower, but the latest projections place the best chance for accumulating snow south of Highway 50."

Six to 12 inches of snow is possible by Monday evening above 7,000 feet in the Sierra, according to NWS, with 3 to 6 inches possible at lake level.

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.

The small storm comes after the Tahoe-Truckee region got roughly a foot of snow at high elevations early last week.

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