The weather will clear up in time for the weekend, with mild temperatures and mostly sunny skies on Saturday. The afternoon high should top out at about 60 degrees with light winds. Late Sunday, winds will start to pick up ahead of another storm system similar to the last one to come through the region. On Monday, clouds will accompany gusty winds with mainly mountain rain and snow (snow level will likely be about 8,000’), although there is a chance of a little spillover on the west side of the valley. After another break on Tuesday, another storm moves through on Wednesday into Thursday.
Yesterday, Roger wondered about the Road Weather Information Systems along the highways between Gardnerville and Reno. I was actually the consulting meteorologist on the project when it started back in the 90. They employ a full weather station along with road sensors that measure pavement temperatures and other things like if water or ice is present. It’s a big help to road crews as winter storms approach to let them know when they should put de-icing substances on the roads, and can save them (and us) a ton of time, resources and grief.