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Rain Totals and Storm Update

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***********3pm Sunday Storm Update***********

It’s been a wet weekend and the rain won't let up for a while. We have a good few hours left of steady rain in Reno, the Sierra, and just south of Lake Tahoe. All of the rain is moving up from the southwest and riding along a stationary front. We also have the jet stream pointed right at us with a few pieces of energy riding along from time to time. Thanks to the rain, wind speeds are light and are not much of an issue. The rain will persist through at least 6pm with a quick break until 8pm.

After that, another strong push of rain moves in, this time coming from the northwest and with cooler air. This image is from the HRRR model through NOAA and is for Sunday night. 

The snow level is dropping to pass level,  where several inches of snow could fall by Monday morning especially above 8000 feet. A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for the Sierra and goes from 6pm Sunday through 11am Monday. Several inches of snow are possible in the Sierra between tonight and Monday morning. While rain is a good thing, we also have to watch for debris flows and flooding over our burn scars from fires. Flash Flood Watch for the Truckee Meadows goes through early Monday morning as a result.

Here's a look at the rain totals we've received so far, from Friday morning till early Sunday morning. Rain reports are from the National Weather Service. 

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