Flood advisories Thursday in northern, southern Nevada

February 14, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The National Weather Service is issuing a flood advisory for Nevada’s most populous areas as moderate to heavy rain is falling across the state.

The Weather Service issued warnings for parts of northern Nevada near Reno and in southern Nevada’s Clark County around Las Vegas.

Meteorologists say lingering snow and ice are blocking creeks and drainage paths in areas in and around Reno and could create flooding as heavy rain moves through the Sierra Nevada.

The Weather Service also issued a winter weather advisory Thursday for parts of Red Rock Canyon and Mount Charleston outside Las Vegas where snow accumulations were expected to reach up to 1 foot (30 centimeters) and winds could gust as high as 50 mph (80 kph).