After storm, a respite until next wave on Monday |

After storm, a respite until next wave on Monday

Nevada Appeal Staff Report
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The storms that dumped snow over the Sierra Nevada and Western Nevada this week should be over with some light snow showers expected today, said Rudy Cruz, a weather service specialist with the National Weather Service in Reno.

About 1 to 2 inches of snow was expected to fall in Carson City overnight, including 2 to 4 inches in areas 5,000 feet or higher.

But today, “we should be on a decreasing mode from this pattern that we’ve been on for the last several days,” Cruz said. “We’re looking at probably on Monday a new weather system coming in and bringing more precipitation to the area.”

But next week’s system will be weaker and will end by Tuesday or Wednesday, he said.

The series of winter storms that began moving in from the Pacific Ocean early this week has dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the upper elevations of the Sierra and several inches in the surrounding valleys.

• The Associated Press contributed to this report.