Change in the weather forecast

A late season storm could bring snow to Carson Valley by Wednesday, though it's unlikely to accumulate, according to the National Weather Service.

A strong cold front is due to arrive early Tuesday morning, bringing gusty winds of 35-45 mph, according to a statement issued this morning.

A period of moderate to heavy rain and snow is likely. Snow levels in the Sierra and Western Nevada will start at 7,000 to 8,000 feet tonight and then lower to below 5,000 feet as the front passes.

Expect several inches of snow in the Sierra with light amounts below 6,000 feet. Warm ground temperatures will limit or prevent accumulations on roads below 6,000 feet.

As cold air arrives on Tuesday expect temperatures to drop as much as 30 degrees, with high temperatures in the mid-40s and 50s in the Valley and 30s in the Sierra.

The forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain or snow on Tuesday with a high temperature of 52 degrees. The chance of snow drops to 50 percent on Tuesday night with the possibility of up to an inch falling. Snow showers are likely on Wednesday with the possibility of 1-2 inches of accumulation. The high temperature on Wednesday is forecast to be 44 degrees.


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