Heavy rainfall could hit early Sunday morning

More than an inch of rain is expected to fall in Minden before snow levels drop back down to the Valley floor on Sunday afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service, the heaviest rain is expected to fall between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Rain remains in the forecast today, but only a tenth of an inch is expected to fall before 10 p.m.

Temperatures are forecast to hit 46 degrees today as high winds blow through the Valley.

The National Weather Service high wind warning anticipates strong, damaging winds throughout Western Nevada before 4 p.m. today.

Winds should peak around lunchtime today, with gusts dying back tonight. A high wind warning is in effect for Highway 395 through Washoe Valley. Trucks, buses, trailers and RVs are prohibited.

Chains or snow tires are required on Highway 50 over Spooner Summit. Highway 88 is closed at the Amador County line for chain control. Chains or four-wheel drive are required on Highway 50 over Echo Summit and Interstate 80 over Donner Pass. Motorists traveling over the Sierra are advised to watch for blowing snow this afternoon.

Rain is stopped, but 45-degree temperatures continue to melt off the snow.

Both the west and east forks of the Carson River remain well below flood stage, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow is expected to resume on Sunday afternoon at around 4 p.m.


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