Precipitation Ahead for Northern Nevada

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For the first time in a long time, forecasters are seeing a chance of some rain or snow in northern Nevada and the Sierra by the end of the week.

At this point, they're saying things look better for the mountains.

The fair-weather system that has blanketed the area since the beginning of the year is expected to break down starting about
Wednesday night.

By Friday, wet air from the south is expected to move into the Sierra. It's a warm system that should leave snow at the higher elevations - above 6,500 feet - with rain below that. Indications are there could be 0.5 inch of moisture in the storm.

Until the system moves in, clear skies will prevail with highs in the 50s and 60s.

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