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Lake Tahoe weather: Winter storm to taper off Wednesday

LAKE TAHOE — A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. Wednesday for the greater Truckee/Tahoe area, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

As much as 2-3 feet of snow is possible above 7,000 feet by the end of Wednesday from this current storm that began Tuesday night, NWS reports, with a foot or more possible at lake level along the West Shore, as well as lower-elevation areas in Truckee.

Chain and/or snow tire restrictions are in effect along all major highways; for updates, visit www.sierrasun.com/roadconditions.

The Mt. Rose Highway between Tahoe and Reno is subject to closures Wednesday for avalanche control, according to police scanner reports.

Below is an extended forecast from noaa.gov:

Today: Snow showers, mainly before 11am. High near 41. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Friday Night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 11am. High near 45. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday Night: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 10.

Sunday: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

Sunday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

Tuesday: Partly sunny and breezy, with a high near 54.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 28, 2012 12:32PM Published Mar 28, 2012 12:31PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.