Weather service issues wind advisory for the region |

Weather service issues wind advisory for the region

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a wind advisory in effect from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

Southwest winds are expected to increase ahead of a cold front across the Lake Tahoe Basin and western Nevada Sierra early Monday morning.

Wind speeds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph are expected by sunrise Monday, according to the weather service.

Locally stronger wind gusts to 65 mph are possible in the foothill regions of western Nevada, including Genoa. These winds will continue into the early afternoon hours before diminishing behind the cold front, according to the weather service.

Motorists, especially in high profile vehicles, should use caution and remain alert for sudden gusts or cross winds. Roads most affected include Highway 395, Highway 50, Nevada State Route 28 and California State Route 89.

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