The next storm system moving through the region will bring the region some pretty stiff winds, but more than likely any precipitation will be confined to the mountains. Clouds will increase ahead of a cold front Wednesday with light morning winds picking up rapidly in the afternoon out of the southwest 15-25 mph, with gusts over 35 mph. A Wind Advisory is in effect in the Reno area from 4 pm Wednesday through Thursday afternoon. Temperatures will warm into the 60 Wednesday before cooling back into the 50s Thursday and Friday. Skies will clear over the weekend and temperatures will rebound back into the 60s.
In the mountains, rain and snow will start to fall late Wednesday night through Thursday, with snow levels starting out at or above 8,000’. The snow level could fall to near pass level by late Thursday night, but probably won’t cause a major impact on travel. Scattered mountain showers will continue through Friday, but conditions should clear out in time for the weekend.
Another weak but cooler storm system will move through the region early next week.