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Lake Tahoe weather: Nearly a foot of snow possible by Wednesday night

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — More wintry weather is expected on and off the next few days throughout the greater Tahoe-Truckee region.

According to the National Weather Service in Reno, a winter weather advisory began early Wednesday morning and will last until 10 p.m.

Two to 4 inches of snow is forecast at Truckee and Lake Tahoe elevations, with 4 to 10 inches possible in varying locations above 7,000 feet, "with the highest amounts west of Highway 89, including Donner and Echo summits."

"Snow levels (will be) near lake level, then dropping below 5,500 feet (Wednesday afternoon)," according to the NWS advisory. "Snow may briefly mix with rain at Truckee and Lake Tahoe elevations."

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.

More snow is likely later in the week as well. OpenSnow.com forecaster Bryan Allegretto reported that "after a break Thursday, we could see another storm by Thursday night that will bring several more inches of snow."

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"(There will be) another break Friday, before a third storm brings more snow on Saturday," according to a report on his website.

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