More snow and a second blast of Arctic air will greet the valley sometime overnight, and the cold weather will linger in the area until mid next week, reports the National Weather Service’s Reno office.
Although NWS reported Fallon received a dusting of snow on Tuesday, the forecast for more of the white stuff remains for Saturday with an 80 percent chance of 1 to 2 inches falling on the valley floor.
According to the weather service, it was this time four years ago when Fallon had 2 inches of snow, while parts of Churchill County received more than 1 foot of snow and both daytime highs and morning low broke many records established in 1972.
The weather service said today’s high should climb into the mid-30s with a low at 16. Saturday’s high is expected to be 27 with winds 10-12 miles per hour.
If the skies clear late Saturday afternoon into the evening, the weather service said Fallon could have morning lows ranging from 4-6 degrees below zero and then minus 3 the following day.
After Monday, the weather service said daytime temperatures will begin to creep back into the 40s, and morning lows will hover in the mid to high 20s.
The area could see a 10 percent chance of rain on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Area law enforcement didn’t report a significant number of accidents during this week’s storm; however, the various agencies are encouraging motorists to check road conditions before traveling out of the area.