Update 1:45 p.m.: Forecasters say expect 2 to 4 feet from new storm | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Update 1:45 p.m.: Forecasters say expect 2 to 4 feet from new storm

Saturday, January 5, 2008-Shari Nielsen, from San Mateo, takes a morning walk Saturday with her dogs along Elks Point Road in Round Hill, Nevada. An over night storm left a couple of feet of snow at lake level and much more at elevation.(AP Photo/Tahoe Daily Tribune)
Dan Thrift | Tahoe Daily Tribune

With a brief reprieve earlier today, heavy snowfall has begun again in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

A winter storm warning remains in effect here until 7 p.m. Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service in Reno. Snowfall rates of up to 3 inches per hour are likely this evening into tomorrow morning with possible thundersnow.

Additional accumulations from this afternoon through Sunday of 15 to 30 inches are expected below 7,000 feet, including the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Expect another 2 to 4 feet above 7,000 feet by Sunday evening, according to the weather service.

Local wind gusts to 45 mph with gusts near 100 mph on the ridges could create localized blizzard condtions again today and tonight, especially over the passes, according to the weather service.

Conditions can deteriorate rapidly during winter storms. The weather service advises motorists to slow down and allow extra time when traveling. Carry tire chains, food, water, blankets and a flashlight in your car in case of an emergency.

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