Winter storm moves toward Truckee |

Winter storm moves toward Truckee

RENO, Nev. (AP) ” The President’s Day weekend was shaping up to be a mixed bag of rain and snow across the Sierra.

A snow advisory was issued by the National Weather Service for the Lake Tahoe region from midnight Thursday through Friday.

Forecasters said snow and rain was likely Thursday night in the Reno-Carson City area, with snow levels lowering to the valley floors after midnight.

The unsettled weather was expected to linger over the region through the weekend.

A low pressure system parked off the California coast has funneled pulses of moisture into the area since the beginning of the week.

Snowfall overnight Monday and Tuesday morning brought anywhere from a light dusting to an inch of snow across the Reno area.

Larger amounts fell to the south, with 2 to 3 inches reported in parts of Carson City and as much as 6 inches in Gardnerville.

Lake Tahoe ski resorts, still giddy after the mountains of snow that fell in late December and early January, said a fresh dose is always welcome right before a holiday weekend.

“Any holiday weekend is important for us, and certainly President’s Day is right up there,” said Molly Cuffe, spokeswoman at Heavenly ski resort in South Lake Tahoe.

“Certainly when we get snow in advance of a holiday it helps energize people.”

The resort picked up about a foot of snow early this week, with more anticipated.

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