Forecasters expect two back-to-back spring storms that could drop rain and some mountain snow this week.
A storm was expected to drop 1 to 1.5 inches of rain in the Reno-Tahoe area late Monday night into Tuesday night, according to meteorologist Evan LaGuardia, of the National Weather Service.
“After recent very warm spring weather, stormy weather will return this week with periods of gusty winds, rain, mountain snow and much cooler temperatures,” forecasters said in a special weather statement. “The first storm is expected Tuesday with a second, potentially stronger storm, for the end of the week.”
Reno could see .35 inches in the north valley areas, while South Lake Tahoe area could see .98 inches of rainfall, LaGuardia said.
Forecasters also expect snow in areas above 7,000 to 7,500 feet. Areas in South Lake Tahoe could see up to 1 to 2 inches of snow. Residents in the Mammoth area could receive 8 to 12 feet of snow, LaGuardia said.
Up to 4 to 8 inches of snow could pile up Tuesday along higher Sierra passes such as Carson, Echo or Mt. Rose, forecasters said. Drivers traveling along Donner Pass could see some slushy snow with accumulating snow more likely Tuesday evening as snow levels drop.
Snow levels could drop to 5,500 to 6,500 feet by Wednesday morning,…
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