ELKO – A winter weather advisory for northeastern Nevada has been expanded and upgraded to a winter storm warning.
“Heavy snow expected,” said the National Weather Service. “Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute.
The warning goes into effect at 11 a.m. Friday and continues until 11 a.m. Saturday across most of Elko County and northern Eureka and Lander counties. The amount of snow accumulation has been increased to 4 to 8 inches, with up to 18 inches in some mountainous areas.
The rest of northern Nevada remains under a winter weather advisory. State offices and university classes in western Nevada were on a two-hour delay Friday morning.
Drivers should check for current road conditions at nvroads.com or by calling 511.
“Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times,” stated the weather service.
A chance of snow will continue through the weekend, but drop to 30 percent on Sunday.
The extended forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies Monday and Tuesday followed by another chance of precipitation Wednesday and Thursday.