Summer is ending and fall is beginning right on schedule in northern Nevada.
Forecasters are calling for possible freezing temperatures in the valleys north of Reno and snow in the Sierra.
The change will be heralded today by winds gusting up to 45 miles an hour this afternoon in the Reno-Tahoe area.
Meteorologists in Reno say a strong low pressure system is dropping out of the Gulf of Alaska and Canada and is drawing colder air into the region.
They say several inches of snow are expected to fall in the higher elevations of the Sierra.
Overnight temperatures should drop into the low 40s and 30s.
Fall arrives Sunday morning.