It is shaping up to be a very active week or two in our area. By late in the day Tuesday, a storm front will move through bringing rainfall with high elevation snow. Precipitation amounts will vary greatly between the mountains (with an inch or more of liquid possible by Wednesday afternoon) to marginal amounts in the Reno area due to the rain shadow. Late Wednesday into Thursday a colder and potentially stronger storm moves in and a mountain Winter Storm Watch is in effect as a result during that time. After a brief break Friday another cold storm moves in with limited precipitation.
Looking further into late next week, the possibility of an Atmospheric River is starting to look likely enough to bear watching. The specifics are still a little iffy, but I’ll be keeping an eye on it.