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Windy Cold Front Raises NV Fire Threat; Sierra Snow Possible

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A strong cold front packing winds gusting up to 50 mph is blowing into the Sierra, sending temperatures plummeting across western Nevada and bringing a chance of light snow to the mountaintops along the California line by Tuesday.

 

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning Monday for most of north-central and eastern Nevada due to gusty winds and low humidity that will create dangerous fire weather conditions.

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Temperatures were forecast Monday 15 to 20 degrees cooler than Sunday's highs in the upper 80s and low 90s.

 

The cold front should produce a band of rainfall Monday with a few isolated thunderstorms possible.

 

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Wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph are possible in wind-prone areas of the U.S. Highway 395 corridor along the Sierra's eastern front.