Storms building over Carson Valley
July 10, 2014
Dark clouds are building over Carson Valley as forecast thunderstorms develop over the Sierra crest this afternoon.
Parts of Alpine County have received a quarter-inch of rain already as a storm cell makes its way north. Markleeville reported .03 inches of rain fell at 1:48 p.m.
No lightning or fires had been reported as of 2 p.m.
The forecast calls for abundant moisture combining with a upper low pressure system.
Storms are expected to travel north across Western Nevada bringing heavy rains at times.
Those rains could cause minor flooding in cities and near small streams.
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