Two back-to-back storms hit Northern Nevada over the weekend with a smaller, weaker storm following on its heels for Monday, Reno forecasters said.
Sunday’s storm moved out of the region overnight but left some light showers that were expected to continue through the day Monday, forecasters said on the National Weather Service.
“A weaker storm will follow through Monday night bringing additional rain and snow above 6,000 feet,” meteorologist Dawn Johnson said on the agency’s website. “The majority of the impacts will be limited to areas north of (Interstate 80), but very light showers are possible as far south as Mammoth in the Sierra.”
An additional 3 to 6 inches of snow is possible Monday night in the central and northern Sierra areas above 7,000 feet. Areas below 6,000 feet could see lighter accumulations, forecasters said.
Light rain is also possible in areas along western Nevada, with totals reaching less than .20 inches. More rainfall is expected in areas closer to the Oregon border.
Travelers should expect delays Monday night into early Tuesday morning.
Trick-o-Treaters could also see some rain Monday, mainly before 11 p.m. in Reno, Sparks and Carson City, according to the National Weather Service. Winds could reach up to 10 mph with gusts up 20 mph.
Rain is more likely in northeastern areas in Reno with a higher chance near Verdi and Truckee.
By Tuesday, dry weather could return with temperatures slightly below normal.
The warm temperatures could produce inversions and light winds. High temperatures could reach a few degrees above average with most areas experiencing 60 degrees.
The inversions combined with the moisture from recent storms could also create fog, which is likely to develop Wednesday morning. The fog could creep to Sierra valleys and other fog-prone areas.
Although fog could develop Wednesday, the best chance to see it would be Thursday and Friday mornings during the strongest inversions, forecasters said.
Another possible storm could dump light rain and high elevation snow Saturday night into early Sunday across areas in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada.
RENO AREA FORECAST:
Monday: Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of evening rain, gusts up to 20 mph; high 56, low 40
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of morning showers, partly sunny; high 54, low 33
Wednesday: Sunny; high 60, low 35
Thursday: Sunny; high 64, low 34
TAHOE AREA FORECAST
Monday: Rain, snow showers, less than an inch of snow likely, gusts up to 25 mph; high 44, low 36
Tuesday: A chance of rain and snow showers, less than an inch of snow likely; high 43, ow 37
Wednesday: Sunny; high 51, low 33
Thursday: Sunny; high 54, low 33
Source: National Weather Service