Dry but chilly conditions prevailed today, with clouds starting to roll in from the northwest in advance of the next storm, which is expected to deliver rain, snow, and strong winds to parts of northern Nevada early to mid next week.
Monday night until Tuesday am today. Temperatures have plummeted this morning as a result of light winds, a generally clear sky, and an extensive snowpack, with several sites reaching or falling below zero.
Today will be somewhat warmer as a short wave ridge passes to the east and the flow shifts from zonal to slightly southwest aloft, however moderate surface winds, a new snowpack, and rising high clouds will aid to keep mixing to a minimum.
High temperatures in the 20s to low 30s are expected. Sunday night's lows will be in the single digits to mid-teens, which will be somewhat warmer than Saturday's lows.
Out ahead of the upper low/trough grinding its way ashore, the southerly flow picks increasing speed Monday.
While mid to upper-level moisture is expected to rise, the weather should stay dry into the afternoon. As a surface low and upper trough moves to our north, we should expect gusty to windy weather Monday afternoon and night.
The EC EFI readings exceeding 0.80 indicate an exceptionally powerful event. Monday will be warmer as a result of greater mixing and stronger winds.
Temperatures in the high 20s to upper 30s. Snow will also make its way into northern Nevada Monday night, mostly along and north of I-80, with some substantial accumulations expected at the state's northern border.