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Heavy rain, snow in the Lake Tahoe weekend forecast

LAKE TAHOE ” Heavy rain and the potential for wet snow are in the forecast this weekend for the Lake Tahoe Basin.

According to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service in Reno, showers may reach the Sierra late Thursday and into Friday morning, as a low pressure system makes its way to Northern California and Nevada.

Furthermore, a period of heavy rain or snow is likely Friday night and Saturday morning, with total liquid precipitation amounts in the Sierra of 1 to 2 inches expected, with the potential for more than 2 inches in some areas.

Snow levels should lower to 7,000 to 7,500 feet by Friday night, according to the statement.