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Rain but little snow

Staff and wire reports

Showers are likely this morning in the Truckee-Tahoe area, but don’t count on much in the way of snow piling up.

Snow levels are forecast to be above 8,500 feet with little if any accumulations expected, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

However, by Thursday, forecasters are calling for a 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 10 a.m. and into the night. Snow is also likely on Friday with a high near 34.

While Northern California is waiting for weather, other areas of the country are getting walloped.

The Pacific Northwest was being whipped by rain and winds up to 100 mph. And school was canceled or delayed from New York to Maine as highways turned slippery and wind gusted to 40 mph. Ice storm warnings were issued for Massachusetts and Connecticut, and winter storm warnings were in effect in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and northern and western New York.

Still, the winter weather spelled success for ski areas in New England that suffered through an abysmal winter last year. In Vermont, 7 inches of snow welcomed skiers and snowboarders Monday morning.