Winter weather advisory issued for tonight
Temperatures in the 50s and clear skies undercut a winter weather advisory issued for tonight by the National Weather Service.
The wind picked up a bit around 2 p.m. and could be seen blowing the snow off Jobs Peak and Jobs Sister as the sun set behind the Sierra.
The advisory for snow starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until 10 a.m. Tuesday.
According to the advisory, a band of snow will develop along a strong cold front with the main chance of snow between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Forecasters say 1-2 inches of snow is expected from Reno to Carson City, while 2-4 inches could fall in Minden and Gardnerville. Snow levels will drop to the Valley floor tonight as the front arrives and temperatures start to decrease into single digits.
High winds on Tuesday could create areas of blowing snow. Chain restrictions are possible over Spooner Summit.
The low on Tuesday morning is forecast to be 3 degrees at 6 a.m.