More wet weather in forecast

After a nice day on Monday, wet weather will return to Western Nevada, according to a statement issued by the National Weather Service late Sunday afternoon.

The first storm system is expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon with snow levels ranging from 5,500 to 6,000 feet by Tuesday evening.

A few inches of snow may accumulate in the Tahoe basin, according to the weather service.

On Wednesday, colder air will spread over the region with the snow level dropping to most valley floors.

Weather Service forecasters are predicting the possibility of up to a foot of snow in the upper Sierra and several inches possible in the Tahoe basin, and in Mono Count near and west of Highway 395.

Light snow ill be possible in Carson Valley during the early morning or evening hours.

Another storm could bring more snow to the area by Friday or Saturday.

The weekend's storm left large amounts of precipitation in the area, including 18 inches at Heavenly Valley over 24 hours, 27 inches of snow at Mammoth Lakes, 24 inches at June Lake, and 20 inches at Kirkwood.

A weather service observer reported .63 inches over a 24 hour-period of time in Minden ending 8 a.m. Saturday.


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