Storms, flood watches on horizon | NevadaAppeal.com

Storms, flood watches on horizon

RENO (AP) – The National Weather Service has issued several flood watches and advisories in northern Nevada for a number of mountain streams and swollen rivers stretching from the Sierra to Elko County.

A flash flood watch is in effect through Wednesday night for much of Mineral and southern Lyon County, including Hawthorne, Yerington and Smith Valley, as well as across the California line in Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes, Coleville and Topaz Lake.

The service says a series of thunderstorms developing in the Sierra Tuesday afternoon could bring heavy rainfall to the region into Wednesday.

In Elko County, Lamoille Creek has moved slightly above flood stage and is expected to continue to rise until late Thursday night. The Humboldt River also continues to flow above flood stage, which could affect lowlands in Winnemucca.