Sierra to see snow |

Sierra to see snow

As much as 2 inches of snow could fall at lake level today, with the potential for 5 inches at higher elevations.

Snow is forecast to begin this morning with the storm tapering off by evening. There are chances of showers Thursday and another chance for snow on Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

“What we have is an area of low pressure from off the Pacific,” said Meteorologist Brian Brong. “The cold front is coming down from the Gulf of Alaska.”

Gusting wind should also calm and move from the south to the west tonight.

Temperatures are expected to range from lows between the mid-20s to the upper-30s, while daytime highs should remain in the 40s for the rest of the week, Brong said.

Even with several spring storms that have produced snow, California Department of Water Resources officials said Monday the state is seeing unusually dry conditions simultaneously in both Northern and Southern California for the first time since the 1987-1992 drought.

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