We finally have a realistic chance of getting some rainfall in the region, although the jury is still out as to how much we might get. Friday the weak low pressure center to our south creeps a little closer, resulting in about a one in three chance of showers for western Nevada. Temperatures will cool a bit but will still be warm (near 80.) That low gets absorbed into a trough of low pressure on Saturday which will swing a cold front through the region, dropping our highs into the mid-70s and bringing us our best chance of rain in the afternoon and evening. Scattered showers remain through Sunday as highs drop to the upper 60s before things clear out and warm up next week.
A lot of viewers and readers ask me when the leaves are going to turn color. I’ve done a little touring around and can report that in some areas they are starting to change colors already. I’m not sure when the colors will peak (that’s harder to forecast than the weather), and it typically depends on several factors, including the elevation and latitude.
So why do leaves change their colors in the fall, anyway? Actually… they don’t. I’ll explain tomorrow.