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Brief storm could bring snow, dangerous roads

Staff Report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Winter could be making another appearance Monday evening, as the National Weather Service calls for a low pressure system to move through the Basin.

“This will bring an increase in winds Monday afternoon into Monday night, with colder conditions and a short period of rain and snow Monday evening through early Tuesday,” a special statement from NWS stated.

Snow and rain is expected to move southward through the Basin, with the northside receiving one to three inches of snow, and the snow turning to rain as it reaches western Nevada.



A wind advisory is in place from Monday, Feb. 14 at noon to Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 4 a.m. with gusts of winds 30 to 50 mph Monday afternoon and gusts on the Sierra ridge up to around 100 mph.

Cold, wet and windy conditions could lead to dangerous road conditions Tuesday morning. NWS is asking drivers to, “plan ahead for slick roads Tuesday morning, especially in the foothills and mountains.”



Following the brief storm, temperatures are expected to return to highs of 50’s and the skies are expected to remain clear and sunny for the rest of the week.

 


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