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Lake Tahoe weather: Winter storm could bring over 1 foot of snow to higher elevations

The view from Homewood Ski Resort Saturday morning.
Alert Tahoe

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the Lake Tahoe region.

The storm watch is in effect from 10 a.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday.

Heavy snow is expected above 7,000 feet, where as much as 8-18 inches could accumulate, according to the weather service. Along the Sierra Crest 2 feet of snow could accumulate.

Lake level will likely see rain through much of the day Sunday. A total of 3-8 inches of snow is possible Sunday evening into Monday morning.

Winds could gust as strong as 80 mph over the ridges.

“Travel could be difficult at times,” the weather service warns. “Strong winds could cause damage to snow laden trees.”