Today’s weather: Continued cold, storm to bring more snow Saturday
February 1, 2008
Expect improving weather today in the wake of last evening’s cold frontal passage with diminishing snow showers this morning.
Highs today are expected to reach the upper 20s to lower 30s around the lake and the mid 20s at the 8,000 foot resort level.
Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph today and gusts to 40 mph along the Sierra crest. Lows tonight are forecast to drop into the single digits with some localities dropping below zero if skies clear out completely.
Look for increasing clouds and southwest winds Saturday ahead of the next winter storm forecast to bring snow to the area by afternoon.
The heavier snow with this storm is expected to fall Saturday night into Sunday morning. Once again this storm will be accompanied by strong gusty winds with blizzard or white out conditions likely over the passes and other exposed areas.
Highs both Saturday and Sunday are forecast in the upper 20s to lower 30s at lake level and in the lower to mid 20s at the 8,000 foot resort level.
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Travel in the Sierra will become difficult and dangerous with this storm late Saturday into Sunday morning and motorist are advised to plan accordingly. Check the latest winter warnings and advisories at weather.gov/Reno for updates this weekend.