Series of storms to bring significant snowfall to the Sierra

California

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.

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.

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