It has been so dry over the past seven weeks, that even the forecast of precipitation seems like a cause for hope.
A fast-moving low-pressure system is expected to bring wind and maybe a possibility of rain and snow for the first time in 2022 tonight into Tuesday.
While odds of precipitation are around 40 percent for Carson Valley, the wind is almost a certainty.
A wind advisory was issued effective 1 p.m. today to 1 a.m. Tuesday as the storm arrives.
In a statement issued this morning, forecasters predicted southwest to west winds gusting 30-50 mph with wind prone areas along Highway 395 seeing up to 60 mph and gusts of up to 100 mph over the Sierra ridge.
Forecasters urge residents to be prepared for possible power outages and to secure any loose items before the wind picks up.
Any rain or snow that arrives will be coming from the north late tonight into Tuesday morning, with 1-3 inches possible in the Tahoe Basin. Any rain that falls in the Valley will end in a brief bit of snow ranging from dusting to up to an inch in spots.
The temperatures are going to drop tonight and into Tuesday.
“While the snow is expected to end prior to the Tuesday morning commute, slick patches could remain, especially on roads near and above 5,000 feet,” forecasters said. “Slow down and allow extra travel time for Tuesday morning.”