Winter Weather Brings Snow and High Winds

The change in weather is here; the region is under its first significant winter storm watch for the season. Beginning this evening into Wednesday afternoon, overnight temperatures will be sub-freezing, some reaching into the lower teens.

This cold front is also expected to bring snow up to 3 to 5 inches, around 5000 feet, and up to a foot over the mountains. If you have travel plans, expect roads to be slick and icy. Be prepared and carry chains if headed over the pass, and plan on extra driving time.

High winds are also expected with the storm. Tree branches are susceptible to breaking, which could cause road hazards or damage to power lines. If you have not already prepared an emergency kit for your car or home, now is an excellent time to prepare one.

The National Weather Service in Reno says travel may be difficult to impossible once the storm arrives. By Thursday into Friday, skies will clear, and temperatures will warm.