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Reno Weather: Cold Air Lingers, Scattered Snow Showers, Sierra Mountains Brace for Additional Accumulations

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 3, 2024 10:43 am

Reno, NV – Winter’s grip on the region hasn’t completely loosened, despite the storm’s main pass. Wednesday promises a mix of chilly sunshine and brief pop-up showers, with even a chance for fleeting snow in the valleys, especially early morning and after 5 PM.

Reno & Carson City:

  • Mostly dry throughout the day, with a 20% chance of a quick, dusting snowfall in the evening.
  • Driving impacts for Reno remain minimal, with a better chance for snow showers in Sparks and Fernley.
  • Lake effect snow from Pyramid Lake could impact areas near Fernley and eastward.

Sierra Mountains:

  • A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the western slopes, expecting 1-4 inches of additional snow, with potential localized bursts of up to 8 inches.
  • Greater Lake Tahoe area covered by a Winter Weather Advisory until 1 AM Thursday, forecasting a few more inches of snow, with up to 6 inches above 7000 feet by early tonight.
  • Strong winds gusting up to 65 mph may cause blowing snow and reduced visibility.

Central Nevada:

  • The main snow band moves eastward, impacting areas like Fallon and Lovelock with potential accumulations of 1-4 inches.
  • A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for areas around Pyramid Lake until 10 AM due to slick roads.
  • The National Weather Service may extend the advisory based on snowfall persistence.
  • Moderate travel impacts anticipated along I-80 at Donner Pass and eastbound towards Lovelock.


  • Dress warmly, and stay updated on weather advisories, especially if traveling through mountain passes.
  • Be prepared for slick roads, particularly in areas impacted by winter weather advisories.
  • The storm’s intensity diminishes throughout the day, giving way to clearer skies tonight.
  • Freezing fog is possible across mountain passes and east of Reno along I-80 on Thursday morning.

Remember, winter weather can change quickly, so staying informed and taking precautions is crucial for safety. Enjoy the remaining wintery atmosphere responsibly!

Credits: 2News

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