- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for western Nevada’s Carson River and a flood watch for Lake Tahoe and much of the Sierra’s eastern front in anticipation of heavy rains and excessive snowmelt beginning Friday.

The warning in Douglas County effective until 11 a.m. Sunday includes the Carson River’s east and west forks, and the main stem from the confluence to the bridge on U.S. Highway 395 about 6 miles (10 kilometers) south of Carson City.

A warm, wet storm is expected to move into the area early Friday and bring as much as 4 inches of rain to the mountain tops by Saturday.

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The flood watch runs Friday afternoon through Saturday night for the Reno-Tahoe area, Gardnerville and Virginia City

Up to 2.5 inches is possible at Tahoe and an inch in the valleys.

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