RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a series of winter weather advisories from Reno to near Las Vegas as the first of back-to-back storms make their way into Nevada.
Snow started falling about 10 a.m. Tuesday in Reno, where a weather advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. Forecasters also issued a winter storm watch for the area effective from 10 a.m. Wednesday until 4 a.m. Thursday.
Sens. Harry Reid and Dean Heller both canceled appearances in Reno Tuesday due to flight delays.
The weather service says about a foot of snow is possible at the upper elevations around Lake Tahoe by Wednesday night, up to a half-foot at lake level.
It also predicts up to a foot of snow by Wednesday morning near the top of Mt. Charleston outside Las Vegas, with rain in the metro area.