Once again cooling temperatures will be offset with high winds to create a fire danger situation on Friday. Afternoon gusts could be in the 45 mph range, with the accompanying blowing dust which goes along with the dry conditions we’ve had these last few weeks. A Red Flag Fire Warning is in effect for western Nevada from 2-9 pm Friday across the west, central and northeast parts of the Silver State. Temperatures will cool off to the mid-70s Friday and then drop all the way to the upper 60s on Saturday before everything clears out and we start to warm things back up to finish off the Labor Day Weekend (upper 70s Sunday and mid-90s on Monday). While a brief shower early Saturday morning isn’t impossible, it is quite unlikely there will be many.
One other aspect that gardeners should be aware of is with the cold air coming in and with skies clearing out, the first localized frosts could occur as early as Saturday morning, and more likely on Sunday morning, especially if you get away from the center of the urban areas. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 30s, and remember that on a clear night the ground (and plant) temperatures can be much colder than the air temperatures.