Storm system drops an inch of rain

So when's the sun coming out?

That would be today, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Edan Lindaman said the low pressure system that brought more than an inch of rain to Western Nevada over the weekend.

"This is quite a bit of water," she said. "We've had over an inch in some areas. It's not typical for June to get this much rain in a 24-hour period."

Carson City Sheriff's Dispatch reported minor flooding near Clear Creek Road. The capital received 1.03 inches of rain during a 24-hour period. A Minden observer reported 1.09 inches of rain in central Douglas County.

A Gardnerville observer reported 1.25 inches of rain overnight. The heavy rains prompted a small stream and creek flood advisory on Monday morning for Carson City and northern Douglas County.

"It just depends on where the band parks itself," Lindaman said. "The streams came up a little bit. There was really some response up in Doyle and Palomino Valley."

A foot of water was reported flowing over the road at Whiskey Springs and Grass Valley in Spanish Springs. Cold Springs Valley reported 1.33 inches of rain.

Upper elevations experienced a mix of snow and rain, with 3-4 inches of snow falling at Incline Village, and 3.5 inches of snow at Tahoe Donner. Lindaman said the snow was very wet, and didn't stick to roads.

Lower snow levels meant less water entering streams to cause flooding, but it also banked that moisture for later in the week when temperatures warm up.

"We have concerns that with the temperatures in the low 80s, flooding may be a possibility due to snowmelt."

Today's forecast is for isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. with partly sunny skies and temperatures near 70 degrees. The chance of showers should clear out of the forecast entirely by Wednesday night, with temperatures rising to nearly 80 degrees by Saturday.


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