Cold front puts end to nice days |

Cold front puts end to nice days

Staff Reports

A cold front dropping into Western Nevada from north will bring an end to golden autumn weather today, with winds stripping leaves off trees and cooler temperatures bringing the possibility of snow showers to Carson Valley.

A wind advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Monday as 20-35 mph southwest winds gust up to 50 mph. Windprone areas along Highway 395 could see gusts of up to 65 mph.

A red flag warning is in effect 1-8 p.m. today for strong winds and low humidity as the front arrives, according to the National Weather Service.

A low pressure system will bring the strongest winds tonight across Mono County with a possibility of 50-75 mph gusts.

Snow levels are expected to drop near and below 5,000 feet on Monday morning, with a chance of up to 6 inches above 7,000 feet, and 3 inches down to 6,000 feet on Monday.

Forecasters say that it’s unlikely that snow will stick to paved surfaces, but showers may produce wet and slick roads during the Monday morning commute. It’s possible that a light coating of snow will stick to nonpaved surfaces.