ELKO – Spring-like temperatures will be replaced by more wintry weather this week.
Highs on Tuesday are forecast to be nearly 15 degrees above normal -- in the mid-60s -- then plunge back into the 40s with a chance of snow Wednesday through Sunday.
“A very active weather pattern will bring several opportunities for rain and snow to the state beginning Tuesday,” stated the National Weather Service. “Rain showers and possible thunderstorms Tuesday will transition to mostly snow Wednesday. Expect some travel impacts especially at night when temperatures are lower.
Elko’s forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of rain showers Tuesday night followed by snow levels dropping to the valley floors Wednesday morning.
About half an inch of precipitation is expected in Elko County from Tuesday through Wednesday.
“Snow estimates for Wednesday look to be an inch or so in valleys and up to 4-6 inches in mountain elevations,” according to the weather service.
The chance of snow showers drops to 50 percent on Thursday and continues with scattered snow through the weekend.