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Wet and windy – and some snow

Windy rainstorms are predicted for Nevada County today and tonight with wind gusts up to 20 mph in the foothills as the wet October continues.

The newest round of precipitation also could bring up to 4 inches of snow to the Sierra above 4,500 feet today and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

By Thursday morning, both Grass Valley and Nevada City had received more rain for October than normal. Grass Valley had 3.08 inches for the month and Nevada City had 3.25 inches. The average October rainfall for both Grass Valley and Nevada City is 2.9 inches.

Weekend mountain travelers should have snow chains and are urged to call the California Highway Patrol road conditions hotline at 1-800-427-7623 before departing.

Highs are expected in the 50s today through Saturday, climbing into the mid-60s Sunday as the next system moves across the county. Lows will be in the mid- to low 40s through the weekend.

Skies are expected to be clear Monday through Wednesday, with temperatures in the low to mid-70s. Lows will be in the mid-40s, the weather service predicted.


To contact Senior Staff Member Dave Moller, e-mail davem@theunion.com or call 477-4237.

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