*High Wind Watch Thursday for the Sierra Front, Lyon, Mineral, and Mono Counties. Damaging wind gusts of 65+ mph are possible.
*Winter Storm Watch for the Sierra, including the Tahoe Basin, from Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon. Heavy snow and travel impacts are possible with an incoming winter storm.
Wednesday will be a quiet, mild day, with occasional clouds. This is the calm before an incoming pair of winter storms. The first system has the potential to deliver a damaging wind event east of the Sierra Crest on Thursday. As the cold air arrives Thursday night into Friday, snow levels will drop to valley floors of western Nevada. A couple feet of Sierra snow are likely, with valley snowfall accumulation for the Friday morning commute. After a break between systems over most of the weekend, another system will move in late Sunday. This one will again bring an increase in wind (doesn't look nearly as windy as system #1 at this time), and another chance of Sierra snow and valley snow to rain into Monday. -Jeff
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 57. South wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday: Rain likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Windy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night: Rain before 1am, then rain and snow. Low around 33. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Sunday: A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 43.
Sunday Night: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Monday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.