It’s not often that we have a setup like the one we have over us for the next day or so. The remnant of Tropical Storm Blanco is becoming entrained into an upper level low pressure center moving onshore which could result in heavy rain at times Wednesday. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for all of western Nevada and the Sierra throughout the day. Thunderstorms will become less prevalent Wednesday as the skies will remain cloudy and high temperatures cool off into the mid-70s, but occasional thunderstorms could still occur. All the moisture from Blanco could produce localized heavy rains and flash flooding and mudslides could result, especially over any recent burn areas of the last couple of years.
Rain could continue into Wednesday evening, but should exit the region by Thursday. Temperatures will rebound quickly, climbing back into the upper 80s on Thursday and the low 90s Friday through the weekend. The warmer temperatures will be accompanied by sunny skies throughout as well.
Sue Radzvickas said:
Why is it always a few degrees cooler in Gardnerville when we are south of Reno?
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Mike Alger said:
There are a couple of reasons for that. First of all you’re at a higher elevation. The Minden/Gardnerville area is also not quite as urban as the Reno area, and therefore is not affected as much by what we call the urban heat island effect. The airport in Reno is all surrounded by concrete which retains heat and results in higher temperatures.