The heavy valley rains from earlier will turn to snow over the next few days…enough to cause a Winter Weather Advisory to be posted for the Reno area until noon Friday. Total valley accumulations will vary greatly depending on the elevation, but could range from a couple of inches near the airport to as much as a foot in the upper foothills. In the mountains, a Winter Storm Warning will extend through the weekend into Sunday afternoon, with high winds and heavy snows once again making mountain travel anything from difficult to impossible. By the end of the weekend, Lake Tahoe could see another couple of feet of snow, with 5-6′ possible in the upper elevations near the crests.

Temperatures will drop dramatically, likely not exceeding 40 degrees through the middle of next week.