Wintry weather will be making a comeback to Carson Valley on Tuesday as snow levels drop to 5,000 feet.
Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing across the Sierra and in the coldest valleys in Western Nevada. Several inches of snow are possible in the Sierra, and northwest of Susanville and Gerlach, including Surprise Valley, according to a special statement issued this afternoon by the National Weather Service.
Forecasters say motorists should expect slick and slushy roads tonight through mid-morning Tuesday, especially on the Sierra passes.
As the front passes, skies will clear on Tuesday night resulting in unseasonably cold temperatures, with widespread lows in the 20s and 30s.
According to the forecast, a hard freeze is likely in the Sierra valleys, with a few hours of below freezing temperatures for typically colder valleys in Western Nevada.
Plants and animals sensitive to cold temperatures should be given special attention.