Storm could bring snow to Valley on Monday
February 12, 2012
A low pressure system with the potential to bring up to 2 inches of snow to the Carson Valley is approaching.
According to a statement issued by the National Weather Service, the system could bring light snow to the lower valleys. However, a band of heavier snow could develop with the location depending on the storm track on Monday morning.
Forecasters warn that if the band of heavier snow occurs during the morning commute, travel delays could result.
They are asking motorists to check for travel issues on Monday morning.
The system is expected to arrive at about 10 p.m., bringing rain until about 4 a.m. when the snow level drops from 5,600 to 5,000 feet. Less than half an inch of snow is expected over night. Snow is expected to fall in the Valley on Monday with accumulation of 1-2 inches possible during the morning.
The chance of snow in the Valley will continue through Tuesday afternoon.
A winter weather advisory has been issued for Stateline for midnight through 4 p.m. Monday with the possibility of snow accumulations of 4-8 inches at lake level and up to a foot above 7,000 feet.
Travelers through the Sierra should expect road controls through Monday, carry chains and be prepared for delays.