There will be a marked difference between Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Sunny skies and warm temperatures (around 60 degrees in Reno) on Saturday will give way to another winter storm on Sunday. As the cold front approaches Saturday night, winds will kick up in the valley with gusts as high as 50 mph, which could bring down some more branches from trees already weakened by the earlier snow. By Sunday, the mountains will get moderate to heavy snow (enough for a Winter Weather Advisory to be issued) which will make travel across the passes challenging at times. For the valley, there will be some degree of shadowing, but we should still get some rain initially that will turn to snow as the day proceeds. It’s not likely that the lowest valley will receive large accumulations (unless we get some more Lake Effect Snow, which is a possibility), but the foothills could pick up a couple of inches additional. The system passes through the region fairly quickly, leaving us with a mostly dry but very cold Monday to start the work week.
Jekyl and Hyde Weekend
14 Saturday Nov 2015