Travel over the mountains for the next day or so will range from extremely difficult to impossible. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for the mountains through 10 am Wednesday morning, and a Winter Storm Warning continues for another 24 hours. Total snow accumulations when this is all said and done will likely range from a few feet at the lake itself to a dozen or more feet on the tops of the mountains.
In the valley, the snow levels will drop enough so that we may get some minor accumulations in the lowest elevations, while the upper valleys and the foothills could pick up a few inches. High temperatures in the valley should reach the low 40s Wednesday.
Temperatures drop more on Thursday as a low drops past off to our west. The flow back around the low could set up some flow out of the southeast that could mimic a Tonopah Low, possibly bringing the valley several inches of snow. As this system leaves, temperatures will drop to the low 30s, but the skies will clear out by Friday and the weekend should stay dry, giving us a chance to recover.