A freezing storm is expected to bring snow to Carson Valley after 11 p.m. as a winter weather advisory goes into effect for Western Nevada tonight.
According to the National Weather Service, the storm will bring moderate to heavy snow along a strong cold front. Snowfall of 2-4 inches is possible in the Carson Valley, with up to 6 inches falling in the foothills.
Tonight, 25-30 mph winds are resulting in wind chills down to 18 degrees ahead of the storm.
The greatest chance of snow in Carson Valley is between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., when as much as 2 inches is forecast to fall. Snow showers are expected to continue to around 10 a.m. Saturday’s high temperature is forecast to be 28 degrees, with a west wind blowing 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.
Motorists can check the Nevada Department of Transportation’s web site for road conditions.
By the start of the Parade of Lights at 5 p.m. Saturday, the temperature is expected to drop to 18 degrees with windchill bringing the perceived temperature down to 9 degrees.
The temperature is forecast to drop down to minus 7 degrees by Sunday morning. That’s still short of the record cold temperature for the day of minus 11 degrees set in 2009.
High temperatures are expected to warm up next week, reaching nearly 50 degrees by Thursday night ahead of another possible storm.