Torch bearers may need more than flame to keep them warm

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Sunday's warmer weather may have been the preclude to snowstorms today, but not before the Olympic torch bearers make their pass through town, according to the National Weather Service.

This morning's 7:30 a.m. temperature can be expected to reach 30 degrees.

"(Today) is calling for mostly cloudy skies and becoming windy with a 50 percent chance of snow in the afternoon and accumulations of 1 to 2 inches above 5,000 feet by evening," said Rudy Cruz, weather service specialist with the National Weather Service.

"The high temperatures will be 40 to 45 degrees, southwest winds of 20 to 35 mph in the afternoon and local gusts to 50 miles per hour in some areas."

Cruz said by mid-afternoon Carson City will be breezy.

"In the morning you might be seeing a little snow flurries over the mountains," he said.

The precipitation is expected to decrease by Tuesday night.

"Wednesday through Saturday you can expect to see partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies, " he said.


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