High wind warning canceled by Weather Service
January 20, 2012
A high wind warning expected for this evening was canceled by the National Weather Service.
Heavy rain is still expected this evening, with three-quarters of an inch forecast to fall in Minden tonight.
That rain is forecast to turn to snow by 4 a.m. though accumulation of less than half an inch is expected.
The wind will continue to blow 15-25 mph, gusting to 40 mph through 9 p.m. Even though it will slow down some, it is expected to continue blowing until Saturday night.
Once the storm arrives, a flash flood watch has been issued for areas affected by wildfires, including the Ray May and Topaz Ranch Estates fire in the Pine Nut Mountains.
Up to three-quarters of an inch of rain an hour is possible between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.
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Forecasters say heavy rain could produce ponding in low-lying areas.
Rain is expected to begin falling around 5 p.m. today, turning to snow at 4 a.m. Saturday, with more than an inch expected to fall during the day.