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Coming Storms Expected To Dump Snow In Sierra

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Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

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LAKE TAHOE (CBS/AP) – A series of Pacific storms are expected to bring rain to the Bay Area and snow to the Sierra beginning Thursday night and increasing through the weekend.

The Bay Area started of with mild conditions Thrusday with low pressure building in throughout the day, opening the door to a series of wet storms throughout most of the next week, with the potential of a strong downfall Saturday night into Sunday.

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National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Faucette said the first of the storms will bring light precipitation to the mountains and snow above 7,500 feet mostly from Lake Tahoe and to the north.

He told the Reno Gazette-Journal a second storm expected Friday night into Saturday will bring up to 6 inches of snow above 7,000 feet and lesser amounts at lake level.

The third and strongest storm should arrive late Saturday night into Sunday morning. It’s expected to drop another 4 to 8 inches of snow in the higher elevations, and by Sunday snow levels could drop to about 5,000 feet in the foothills around Reno.

 

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