Temperatures will continue to drop and the winds will continue to blow for another day as the last of a series of cold fronts pushes into the west coast. The mountains should see scattered rain with snow above the 7,000’-8,500’ elevation, and the valleys could see a few showers, but with strong southwest flow we are likely to be shadowed out from most of the precipitation. Smoke from the California fires could still drift into the region, although there could be just enough of a westerly component to the flow to keep the thickest part of the plume to our south.
High temperatures in the Reno area will drop to the 60s on Wednesday before things clear out we will see temperatures rise into the 70s on Thursday and into the 80s for the weekend.
We are getting toward the end of the Hurricane season. Mary asks: “This may be a foolish question, but would it be possible to halt a hurricane from forming in its early stages with a squadron of cloud seeding planes or other means, e.g. explosives, just to break it up & disrupt the storm/rotation?” The answer tomorrow.