Our Miracle March (II) continues, with a very wet and fairly warm storm poised to make landfall. An atmospheric river setup will bring the heaviest precipitation late Wednesday through Thursday, but even prior to that reasonable rainfall (with snow above 7,500-8,500’) will fall. There will be some shadowing, so the heaviest rainfall will accumulate up at the lake, and with all the snow left over from the previous storm still blocking some storm drains, street flooding up in the Lake Tahoe area is a possibility.
For the valley, our best shot at heavy rain comes in late Wednesday night through Thursday morning, with a half an inch of rain or more possible, which will put us back on track for precipitation here in Reno for the calendar year (although we will still be trailing somewhat for the water year which began Oct 1.)
After a bit of a break in the action Friday, a colder storm moves in Friday night, bringing a chance of some snow showers back into the region, although it’s not likely we will be looking at any huge accumulations out of that system.