Snow to pile up in Sierra through the weekend | SierraSun.com

Snow to pile up in Sierra through the weekend

Tom Cylke
Sun news service

A series of progressively stronger weather systems will bring snow to the Tahoe area through the weekend.

Highs today are expected to reach the mid 30s with scattered snow showers diminishing in the afternoon. Lows tonight will drop into the teens as skies clear following the front.

The second storm system will move into the Tahoe area by Thursday afternoon with snow continuing into Friday. We should see around 3 to 6 inches at Lake level by Friday afternoon with 6 to 10 inches above 7000 feet. Highs Thursday are forecast in the mid to upper 30s in advance of the next front.

Look for a break or let up in the snow Friday night into Saturday morning ahead of the final and biggest storm system moving into the area Saturday afternoon into Sunday.

This weekend storm will be accompanied by strong winds and heavy snow. Current projections on snow amounts are showing around a foot at lake level and 2 to 3 feet above 7,000 feet by Sunday evening. Stay tune for updates on these developing storm systems into the weekend.