Weather Service issues advisory for freezing weather
A very cold airmass has pushed into the region with well below normal temperatures expected tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
Chains or snow tires are required over Kingsbury Grade this evening.
“These cold temperatures, combined with breezy east winds overnight, will push wind chill values to near zero for the valleys of Western Nevada,” said an advisory issued this afternoon. “For the Tahoe Basin and Eastern Sierra, wind chill values tonight are expected to drop well below zero to as low as minus 15 degrees.”
Forecasters advised anyone heading outdoors for New Year`s Eve festivities to take extra precautions to stay warm tonight. A few light snow flurries are also possible overnight.