No records set with cold temps, but snow is on the way
Listen to the story
No record lows were set Wednesday night and Thursday morning in the Reno/Tahoe area as predicted. For the most part, temperatures were in the mid-teens in Reno and closer to zero in Truckee.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Alex Hoon says the change was due to some clouds that swept through Wednesday evening.
"We had a cloud deck that moved over that kind of kept us warm. It didn't allow the temperatures to really drop off."
Otherwise, Hoon says the region could have seen temperature as low as the negative teens. Still, the next few days won't warm up substantially, either. The Truckee Meadows will be in the upper 20s during the day and closer to the single digits at night. Then, a slow moving storm from the West will deliver 2 to 3 inches of snow in Reno late Friday night and into Saturday morning.
"It's just going to pound right through...very strong storm, very high storm ratio, very cold, it's not going to be putting down a whole lot of liquid precipitation."
Hoon says that means mostly powdery snow and hopefully not as much ice. Near Truckee and South Tahoe, the Weather Service predicts about 6 to 10 inches of snow. The upper elevations of the Sierra could get several feet of snow.