We are looking to write a wet final chapter to a very wet October. We are already sitting on the third wettest October in Reno weather history (so far we’ve received 1.74” of rain), and there’s a pretty good chance we will move up a spot before the month is over, and we even have an outside shot at the top spot, although we would need nearly an inch of rainfall before Tuesday to do that. Two storm systems will move through the region, the first of which peaks Friday morning with very high snow levels (above 9,000’). A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Lake Tahoe area Friday as a result. Valley high temperatures will be near 60 degrees.
A bit of a break occurs Saturday before another storm, this one colder, moves in early Sunday. Snow levels will drop to about Lake Tahoe level on Sunday, and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the mountains above 6,500’ on that day. The weather begins to break up with cool temperatures on Monday.