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Most Of Northern Nevada Under Winter Watches, Warnings

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Winter storm watches and advisories have been expanded across nearly all of northern Nevada ahead of a cold front that's bearing down on the Sierra with the potential for heavy snowfall and damaging winds.

As much as 2 feet of snow is possible in the upper elevations around Lake Tahoe, where a winter storm warning is in effect from 4 p.m. Thursday to 4 p.m. Friday.

A high-wind warning is in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday for most of the Sierra's eastern front, including Reno and Carson City.

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The strongest winds are expected Thursday evening, with gusts in excess of 100 mph possible over the Sierra ridgetops.

The National Weather Service also has issued a winter weather advisory for north-central and northeast Nevada effective Friday from 2 a.m. to 10 p.m.