Weather on the way " finally |

Weather on the way " finally

The Truckee-Tahoe region is expected to be hit with snow, heavy rain and then more snow during a storm cycle set to begin today and last almost one week.

Snow is forecast to begin mid-morning today, and quickly change to rain at lake level.

But above 7,000 feet, as much as 10 inches of snow could fall by Wednesday night, said Rhett Milne, spokesman for the National Weather Service in Reno.

Then a sub-tropical weather system will move in Thursday, with the potential for between 4 and 6 inches of rain in Truckee and North Tahoe.

The warm moisture will stream into the area from the Pacific Ocean near Indonesia, he said.

“We do have the potential for some flood concerns,” said Milne.

Snow levels will rise to between 7,000 and 8,000 feet beginning Thursday, he said.

The highest levels of the Sierra could receive “feet upon feet” of snow from the storms, Milne said.

On Sunday, temperatures will drop again, and the lower elevations of the Sierra may pick up some significant snow.

The storms are forecast to abate on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, Milne said.

” Sun staff reports