Freezing fog to be pushed off by storm front tonight

An inversion layer that brought freezing fog to the Valley in the mornings and locked in smoke during the rest of the day is expected to be cleaned out by a storm system arriving tonight.

In a special statement, the National Weather Service said a Pacific storm will push onto the coast this afternoon. The first portion of the storm will have bring rain and snow to Western Nevada tonight with snow levels of around 6,000 feet. Showers are expected to continue through Monday morning.

A second, wetter storm is expected to arrive Monday night and bring snow throughout the Sierra. Snow totals could be 3-6 inches at Lake level and up to a foot above 7,000 feet. Snow levels will drop to the Valley floors on Monday night. The Valley is forecast to receive up to an inch of snow early Tuesday morning. As the front approaches, winds will increase, with gusts on the Sierra ridges near 75 mph. It will be breezy in the Valley on Monday with speeds of 15 mph.

The fog is back this morning.


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