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Flood Watch Issued by National Weather Service

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A FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE BY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS WILL BRING WARM AND MOIST CONDITIONS TO EASTERN CALIFORNIA AND FAR WESTERN NEVADA. PERIODS OF RAIN THROUGH SATURDAY WILL INCREASE SOIL MOISTURE AHEAD OF A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN WITH HIGH SNOW LEVELS SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THE GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA, GREATER RENO, CARSON CITY AND MINDEN AREA. INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE, INCLINE VILLAGE, SPARKS AND GARDNERVILLE.

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN, EASTERN ALPINE COUNTY AND THE RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 395 FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN WITH HIGH SNOW LEVELS WILL OCCUR SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. THIS WILL INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR MINOR FLOODING NEAR CREEKS AND STREAMS ALONG WITH ROCK AND MUD SLIDES NEAR STEEP TERRAIN. THE HIGHEST RISK FOR FLOODING IS NEAR SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS IN THE TAHOE BASIN, EASTERN ALPINE COUNTY AND THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF HIGHWAY 395. MINOR FLOODING MAY OCCUR ALONG STEAMBOAT CREEK IN WESTERN NEVADA.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 6 INCHES ALONG HIGHWAY 89. ACROSS WESTERN NEVADA RAINFALL AMOUNTS UP TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE FOOTHILLS WITH UP TO AN INCH ON VALLEY FLOORS.

MUD AND DEBRIS FLOWS ARE POSSIBLE NEAR THE RAY MAY BURN SCAR IN DOUGLAS COUNTY. PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS MAY CAUSE DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ALONG HIGHWAYS 50, 90, 395 AND INTERSTATES 80 AND 580.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PERSONS LIVING ALONG SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING OCCUR.

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