Near record high temperatures will slowly begin to ease, but the addition of an offshore low pressure center will keep thunderstorms in the weather picture throughout the 4th of July weekend. High temperatures will likely drop a few degrees on Friday, falling just below triple digits, but the aforementioned low will help steer up significant monsoonal moisture and instability, giving close to even chances of thunderstorms across the region. High temperatures drop into the mid-90s on Saturday; with a good chance of thunderstorms possibly causing some delays of the fireworks displays, although once the sun goes down thunderstorm activity should calm down relatively quickly.
Whenever we get these high temperatures, I will get emails from people wondering why we are under-reporting the high temperatures. For instance: “I don’t know who is giving all the weather news from Winnemucca, but they are dead wrong. I have 2 very good weather machines, and here is what they have read. Today was 110, and we have had 105 to 110 all last month and into July. You are reporting temperatures over 10 degrees cooler.” Tomorrow, I’ll tell you what it probably going wrong… and it ain’t on our end.