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While there is still some danger of flooding in some areas, the situation is looking a little less dire than it did a day ago. Heavy rain is still expected through mid-day Saturday, after which some cooler air will move into the area, dropping snow levels to near pass level, but it will also dry out the flow pretty quickly as well. Areal Flood Watches are still in effect through Saturday for nearly all of western Nevada and the mountains around Lake Tahoe. Flood Warnings have been lifted for the Truckee River through downtown Reno, but remain in effect for the river in the town of Truckee (where moderate flooding is expected) as well as through the Sparks Industrial area, where minor flooding is still possible.

High winds will follow the heavy rain Saturday, gusting to 60 mph or more in the valley, and with wet soils some tree falls are a real possibility.

As we get to Sunday, the skies should clear and the winds should drop. We will stay dry until mid-week, where a couple more weaker storms are lined up to come through.

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