An unseasonable cool late summer storm system will result in high temperatures across the region through Saturday. A chilly low pressure center off the northern California coast will kick onshore, passing by just far enough to our north to keep showers out of the picture for the most part, but pushing a cold front through which will kick up some very strong winds. By Saturday winds in western Nevada will kick up to the 20-30 mph range with gusts which could exceed 50 mph, especially in the wind prone areas. The winds will bring several issues with them, not the least of which is an increased fire danger all across the region. As a result, a red Flag Warning has been issued for western Nevada and the Sierra including Lake Tahoe. Blowing dust will also plague the region and anybody who is sensitive to that should take precautions.

dust storm

Temperatures will drop to the low 80s on Saturday, and slowly warm to the upper 80s by Tuesday before another cold front drops us to the upper 70s later in the work week.