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Weekend weather should have it all

Western Nevada County residents will be able to barbecue for Super Bowl parties or hit the slopes any time over the weekend before a major storm hits the area late Sunday night.

“There’s a good rainmaker coming in,” said Steve Martinez of the Qwikcast.com weather service. “The majority of the rain will occur on Monday, and if it works out right, we could see a couple of inches.”

Today, clouds are expected to move in with a slight amount of rainfall.

Highs will be near 50, with lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

Snow levels could drop as low as 3,000 feet, but only a light dusting would be expected, Martinez said.

On Saturday, a high-level system will bring partly cloudy skies that will last through late Sunday. Weekend highs will be around 50 with lows in the 30s, according to Martinez and the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

Skiing near Truckee this weekend should be great, Martinez said. Friday’s storm should add a couple of inches of snow at the resorts “but shouldn’t close the passes,” he said

The Weather Channel’s weather.com Web site is giving excellent reports for weekend skiing at California’s resorts.

Martinez said Monday’s storm could make it even better, “with up to a foot of snow at 6,000 feet and higher amounts at 8,000, if everything works out right.”

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