Sunny and mild weather today and Tuesday with highs in the 50's. The pattern changes on Wednesday as the first storm begins to push in precip by afternoon. The heaviest snowfall pushes in Wednesday night as snow levels drop from 7000 ft. to below base level. Snow showers last into Thursday. Expecting 6-9 inches on the low half of the mountain and 9-12 inches on the upper half. Possibly over a foot up top.
The next storm pushes in by Friday morning with snowfall lasting through Saturday night. This system does not have as much forcing for snowfall to push over the crest into the Tahoe basin. Even though it lasts 36-48 hours we may only see the same snowfall amounts as the first system. That would bring 4 day totals to 12-18 inches on the lower half of the mountain by Sunday, and 18-24 inches on the upper half, with up to 2.5 feet up top.
On Sunday we may see scattered snow showers before a third wave of precip pushes in Sunday night into Monday. The forecast models do not agree on how strong this wave is. Some show light snow showers and others show the potential for another foot of snow.
One last wave will try to push in Wednesday or Thursday of next week as the ridge begins to build along the West Coast. Then we go into a drier pattern. Some models hint at the jet stream breaking into CA after the 10th of March while others keep the dry pattern going.