Sierra storm to leave slushy commute |

Sierra storm to leave slushy commute

Staff Reports
Kurt Hildebrand

A storm that could see snow in the Carson Valley is expected to roll in Sunday night, making for a slushy commute on Monday morning.

Scattered rain showers should make an appearance at about 7 tonight, turning to snow around midnight.

According to the National Weather Service, more than an inch of snow could accumulate before 5 a.m.

A wind advisory is in effect until 11 tonight with southwest to west winds blowing 20-35 mph and gusting to 55 mph in wind-prone areas.

Snow showers will accompany the passage of the cold front tonight. The Sierra could see 2-6 inches of snow tonight, with 1-3 inches falling above 5,000 feet.

Forecasters are warning motorists to expect a slick commute on Monday morning, with wet slushy roads below 5,000 feet. Any accumulation is expected to melt off by 8 a.m. Monday in the Valley and by mid- to late- morning in the Sierra.