Snow will give way to warmer temps
March 6, 2017
It might not have seemed like it on Sunday, but by today temperatures are expected to be in the upper 50s under sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.
The forecast calls for a high of 60 degrees by Thursday.
More than 3 inches of snow fell in parts of Carson Valley on Sunday as a late winter storm brought even more precipitation to Western Nevada.
A weather watcher in Johnson Lane reported 2 inches of snow, while one in the Pine Nut foothills reported 4 inches of snow.
Heavenly Mountain Resort reported 20 inches of snow fell during the previous 24 hours, bringing more than 3 feet of snow from this storm.
Kirkwood reported 23 inches of snow from the weekend storm.
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The storm left area roads snow-covered, making for a slick commute Monday morning.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported a vehicle off the road on Johnson Lane near Billy's Road. Nevada Highway Patrol troopers said they dealt with multiple minor collisions in Washoe Valley.
A vehicle into a snowbank was reportedly blocking the onramp from Highway 50 to 28 in northwestern Douglas County.
Chains or snow tires were required on most major Douglas County routes on Monday, including highways 50, 395, 88 and Kingsbury Grade.
The forecast for the rest of today is for scattered snow showers before 11 a.m. with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 41 degrees.
Expect breezy conditions with the wind out of the west at 15-20 mph, gusting to 35 mph. It will be Tuesday before snow is completely out of the forecast, with temperatures warming up into the upper 50s by Wednesday.