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National Weather Service Places Sierra On Flood Watch Over Weekend

Northstar California Resort via AP

Colder temperatures brought out the snowcats at Northstar California as the mountain prepares for opening day Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 in Truckee, Calif.

Northstar California Resort via AP

The recent storms hitting Northern California and Nevada have led to heavy snow fall, road closures, rain, flood alerts, gusty winds and an increased risk for avalanches in the Sierra.

Dawn Johnson, lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in Reno, says Boreal Ski Resort received more than four and a half feet of snow this week.

"This is one of the most impressive events we have seen in years,” Johnson says. “We're talking not just duration, but strength and moisture as well.”

Another atmospheric river system arrives Saturday with warmer temperatures. It will bring lots of snow to the higher elevations and heavy rain to other areas, with an increased risk of flooding.

The National Weather Service has a flood watch in place for the Sierra Sunday and Monday.

Tahoe Truckee Schools are closed Thursday. Incline schools are on a two-hour delay.