*Winter Storm Warning in effect for the Sierra, including the Tahoe Basin, until 4 AM Monday. Snow totals of 3 to 6 feet are possible above 7000', with 1 to 3 feet expected at lake level. Expect winter driving conditions and road controls, and watch for road closures.
*Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Front from midnight Sunday morning through 4 AM Monday. Heavy snowfall and winter driving conditions are expected, with snow totals of 6" to more than a foot.
*Winter Storm Warning for western Nevada (Basin and Range) from Saturday night through Sunday night. Heavy snow and winter driving conditions are possible.
After a break in the weather on Saturday (we are still expected snow showers and Sierra road controls are possible), another strong winter storm will move into the region Saturday night. More heavy Sierra snow is likely, with widespread snow expected down to valley floors of western Nevada. This storm will persist into early Monday before lifting out. In its wake, quieter conditions will return to the region Tuesday through the end of next week. This weekend's storm is one to prepare for from the Sierra to valley locations. Keep the gas tank full, cell phone charged, pantry stocked, and plenty of warm clothing at hand. -Jeff
Sunday: Snow before 10 am, then rain and snow. High near 35. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Sunday Night: Snow. Low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Monday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 10 am. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Tuesday: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.