The National Weather Service office in Reno is warning residents of northeastern California and Western Nevada to be prepared for very windy conditions today and Monday, then snow and much colder temperatures move into our area on Tuesday dropping overnight lows into the single-digits by week’s end.
According to the NWS a major weather pattern change will occur early this week as a strong cold front moves through the Sierra and western Nevada late Monday night into Tuesday.
As the front approaches winds will increase across northeast California and the Honey Lake Valley, the Tahoe basin and into western Nevada. The strongest winds will occur Monday night with gusts up to 50-mph possible. In the wind prone areas along 395 between Susanville and Reno gusts up to 60-mph are expected.
A band of precipitation is expected to accompany the cold front. Precipitation will begin as rain but quickly change over to snow as snow levels lower to all valley floors behind the cold front Tuesday morning.
A quick one to two inches of snow are possible and snow may continue through Tuesday across portions of western Nevada and eastern California.
Then it gets cold
Behind the front, according to the weather service, a very cold air mass will settle over the great basin with temperatures Wednesday through Friday running 15 to 20 degrees below normal. High temperatures across western Nevada valleys will struggle to reach 30 degrees with overnight lows in the upper single-digits to lower teens.
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