Multiple winter storms are still on track to bring significant snowfall to the Sierra through Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings Wednesday for most of the Sierra and the Lake Tahoe region.
Snow was falling early Wednesday in the Sierra north of Lake Tahoe.
Up to 6 inches of snow is expected at lake level Wednesday night into Thursday.
As much of 5 feet of snow is expected on the top of the mountains south of Lake Tahoe by the weekend.
Multiple winter storms are still on track to bring significant snowfall to the Sierra through Saturday. As much as 5 feet of snow along the Sierra crest south of Tahoe can be expected, with locally higher amounts. Significant travel impacts can be expected as well. #CAWx #NVWx pic.twitter.com/5aavaatbEp— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) November 28, 2018
The NWS in Reno said Wednesday updated models for the storm system show significant travel impacts are expected on-and-off through Saturday up and down the Sierra and on all mountain passes around Lake Tahoe.
Snow is expected to fall at rates up to 2 inches per hour during peak periods through Thursday, with the best chance of snow accumulations on the valley floors around Reno and Carson City coming late Friday night through Saturday morning.
Much colder weather with overnight lows in the teens is forecast by the weekend.
A series of storms will bring multiple rounds of rain & snow to the Sierra, with mainly rain for W NV valleys. The best chance for snowfall across W NV valleys may not happen until Sat, but confidence is low. Expect significant travel impacts in the Sierra by Wed night & Thurs. pic.twitter.com/fuOEi9j6iM— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) November 27, 2018
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