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April 7, 2013
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Sierra storm to leave slushy commute

A storm that could see snow in the Carson Valley is expected to roll in Sunday night, making for a slushy commute on Monday morning.

Scattered rain showers should make an appearance at about 7 tonight, turning to snow around midnight.

According to the National Weather Service, more than an inch of snow could accumulate before 5 a.m.

A wind advisory is in effect until 11 tonight with southwest to west winds blowing 20-35 mph and gusting to 55 mph in wind-prone areas.

Snow showers will accompany the passage of the cold front tonight. The Sierra could see 2-6 inches of snow tonight, with 1-3 inches falling above 5,000 feet.

Forecasters are warning motorists to expect a slick commute on Monday morning, with wet slushy roads below 5,000 feet. Any accumulation is expected to melt off by 8 a.m. Monday in the Valley and by mid- to late- morning in the Sierra.

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 9, 2013 04:56PM Published Apr 7, 2013 06:50PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.