Gloomy weather forecast for Saturday

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On Friday morning, dropped plastic patio furniture hangs from the guardrail in the middle of Highway 395, just south of Genoa Lane.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Another windy morning is forecast for Carson Valley on Saturday.

The National Weather Service in Reno issued a wind advisory for Carson Valley from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Southwest winds are expected to reach 20-30 mph, gusting to 55 mph with wind prone areas reaching 65 mph.

“Gusts of wind could blow around unsecured objects,” forecasters said. “Tree branches could be knocked down and some power outages could result.”

Forecasters urged residents to prepare by securing loose outdoor items like patio furniture and garbage cans.

“The best thing to do is to prepare ahead of time by making sure you have extra food and water on hand, flashlights with spare batteries or candles in case of power outage,” they said.

Another spring storm is expected to arrive after 5 a.m. Saturday, with snow levels rising from 7,000 feet to 6,500 feet, which could bring snow to the passes.

Showers are likely from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., forecast, with mostly cloudy skies gradually clearing as winds chase the storm.

Easter Sunday is expected to be sunny with a high near 67 degrees. The wind will be southwest at 5-10 mph, gusting to 20 mph.

April showers could continue Monday evening through Tuesday morning and again Thursday, according to the extended forecast.

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