System brings 4 inches of snow at lake, high winds to region |

System brings 4 inches of snow at lake, high winds to region

BRAD HORN/Nevada Appeal Guy Ruiz, of Reno, walks through a light snow storm in Virginia City after the Veterans Day parade Saturday morning. Ruiz recently moved from Kauai Waimea, Hawaii, where he was born.

RENO (AP) – A system dropped 4 inches of snow Saturday on higher elevations around Lake Tahoe, and more snow was on the way.

Scott McGuire, a National Weather Service forecaster in Reno, said systems also were expected to bring a chance of snow to the region Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

“We’re kind of hanging tight right now on how much snow we’ll be getting out of them,” McGuire said. “But the seasons are transitioning. We’re getting there” toward winter.

Chains or snow tires were required Saturday on a portion of Highway 88 west of Carson Pass, but other highways remained open with no controls.

Alpine Meadows ski resort just north of Lake Tahoe reported 4 inches of snow on Saturday. But like other area resorts, it’s hoping for more snow to make its traditional opening by Thanksgiving Day.

The latest system was accompanied by wind gusts of up to 116 mph at Slide Mountain above Reno and 63 mph in Reno, according to the weather service.

A high wind watch has been posted Monday for much of northern Nevada, including the Reno-Tahoe area.