Record High in Reno Followed by Snow Advisory in Sierra

One day after Reno set a record high for the date, a snow advisory is set to go into effect in the Sierra.

The first in a series of storms is expected to push into the Sierra this afternoon, dropping three to six inches of much needed snow above 7,000 feet and a couple of inches at lake level.

That snow level would affect both Donner Summit on Interstate 80
and Echo Summit on US 50.

The unsettled weather will continue through the weekend, producing snow at the higher elevations and rain below about 6,500 to 7,000 feet. Rain also is expected to reach the valleys of northern Nevada.

The change in the weather comes on the heels of a record 69 degrees yesterday in Reno. That's two degrees warmer than the old record set 56 years ago in 1951.

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