Northern Nevadans can forget any dreams of a white Christmas. But they can plan on a very cold couple of days afterward.
A fast-moving storm and cold front starting in the Gulf of Alaska is expected to reach the Sierra Nevada and western Nevada on Wednesday.
Forecasters are not sure whether the storm will hit the Reno-Tahoe area directly or pass just north of us.
The cold air and winds are expected to drop Wednesday night's temperature down to the single digits above eight-thousand feet and
the low teens across all of northern Nevada.
By Wednesday afternoon the wind chill in the Sierra could drop down to ten to 20 degrees below zero.
The high in Reno is expected to hover around 30 degrees.
A few inches of powder is possible early Wednesday morning through the afternoon, and snow levels are expected to drop to the valley floors.