This is shaping up to be a pretty wet week, as a low pressure center moves very slowly across the southern half of the Silver state, making scattered widespread showers and thunderstorms a daily occurrence from Wednesday into the weekend. Because the pattern is one that will cause storms to pop up here and there, it is very difficult to be very specific on where and when each individual storm will occur, but over the course of the week, it is likely some areas will accumulate an inch or more of rainfall, and multiple inches could occur in some areas as well. While widespread flooding isn’t likely, there is a possibility of localized flash flooding in some areas. Temperatures will start out mild with a high near 70 Wednesday, and that will drop into the mid-60s through Saturday, before warming back into the 70s the first of next week. Snow levels will start out very high Wednesday (above 9,000’) and while they might drop to about 8,000’ by Thursday, it’s not likely the major mountain passes will be affected. Conditions begin to dry up by the end of the weekend.

Rain Wednesday - Saturday Most Likely Scenario

Courtesy Reno National Weather Service. “Most Likely” rainfall accumulations from Wednesday through Saturday.