LAKE TAHOE - The biggest winter storm of the early season could bring a foot or more of snow to Lake Tahoe this week.
The National Weather Service says a weak storm will enter the area Tuesday and Tuesday night with some rain and as much as four inches of snow above 7,000 feet and perhaps an inch or so of snow at lake level.
A larger storm is forecast Thursday night through Friday, with one to two feet of snow predicted to fall at lake level and several feet at higher elevations. The Reno area and other lower valley levels could also see several inches of snow.
The second storm is expected to result in chain and snow-tire restrictions over Sierra passes.