At least one Lake Tahoe ski resort is reporting over ½ a foot of snow in less than 24 hours.
Sierra-at-Tahoe said the storm that moved through the region late Wednesday and early Thursday dumped 8 inches of new snow. Snow totals from other South Shore resorts were not immediately available Thursday morning.
The fresh powder comes just as Sierra-at-Tahoe plans to wind down the 2017-18 season this weekend. Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Incline Village and Northstar California also plan to close after this coming weekend.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort closed for the season after this past weekend. Heavenly Mountain Resort will stop the chair lifts after Sunday, April 22.
A few scattered snow showers remain possible at Lake Tahoe Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 20 percent chance of precipitation in South Lake Tahoe, which is expected to see a high temperature of 34 degrees Thursday.
Sunny conditions with high temperatures in the 50s are expected Friday and Saturday.
The Lake Tahoe Basin will get a blast of winter weather that could see up to 1 foot of snow accumulate in the high country.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that will go into effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday and last until 9 a.m. Thursday. The storm could bring 3 to 7 inches of snow accumulation at lake level and 6 to 12 inches above 7,000 feet, according to the service.
Conditions on the lake will be choppy with winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts as strong as 45 mph Wednesday. Visibility on mountain passes could be limited and area roads will likely be slippery Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
The storm is sandwiched between spring-like weather. Sunny conditions are in the forecast for Friday and Saturday, with high temperatures climbing from the high 40s to mid 50s in South Lake Tahoe.
Sometimes spring feels like winter. Snow on the way for the Sierra and Lassen County. Maybe a bit for western NV too. pic.twitter.com/VHbXzowZLE
The coming week could be a bit of a roller coaster when it comes to the forecast.
Monday is expected to bring sunny conditions to Lake Tahoe, with high temperatures climbing toward the mid-60s, according to the National Weather Service. The low in South Lake Tahoe will likely be 40 degrees.
Tuesday will bring cloudy conditions and a 30 percent chance of precipitation after 11 a.m. Wind gusts will pick up Tuesday afternoon, ranging from 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as strong as 40 mph.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s.
The weather service says there will be a 50 percent chance of snow showers Thursday. New snow accumulation could total 1 inch in South Lake Tahoe, where the high temperature is expected to reach 39 degrees. Some thunder also is possible.
After a warm and dry start to the week, winds will be strong and gusty Tues-Thurs with chances for showers Tues and then better chances for snow Wed N into Thurs. Highs will only be in the 30s and 40s Thurs (don’t shoot the messenger!). pic.twitter.com/QGqSIg00BF