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The first half of the week will be mild and dry, but it is beginning to look like another very wet storm is poised to reach our area by the end of the work week into the weekend. Variable cloudiness and temperatures in the upper 60s will greet us in the valleys Tuesday, with a few more clouds but dry conditions staying through Thursday afternoon. By late Thursday a very wet plume of moisture will move into the region, bringing the possibility of heavy rain to western Nevada with high snow levels Friday and Saturday. It’s difficult at this time to predict any possible flooding that might occur, but it is a possibility that the areas around small creeks and drainages will experience some flooding, and the main-stem rivers will experience significant rises, and there is a possibility that some minor to moderate flooding could occur along the main rivers.

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Depiction of Atmospheric River forecast valid Friday, April 6, 2018, Courtesy NWS

Snow levels will be very high with these storms…probably above 8,000’, so in terms of travel, snow isn’t likely to be an issue. But mudslides could cause some travel issues.

By Sunday, a ridge will build back in and dry things out.

 

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