The first of a few colder storms will move through the region Wednesday night, leaving behind cool temperatures, but also dry conditions that should last through most (but not all) of the Nevada Day weekend. Partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies will last through Saturday. Temperatures will start out in the upper 50s Thursday, rise to the upper 60s Friday and top out in the mid-70s on Saturday (nearly perfect conditions for the Nevada Day Parade and trick or treaters). After that, a series of cold storms come back into the region, kicking up some strong winds on Sunday with a chance of rain showers with mountain snow. Temperatures plummet to the low 50s to mid-40s for the first three days of next week, with a chance of rain or even valley snow during that period. It will also herald some of the first hard freezes of the season, so make sure hose bibs are disconnected and irrigation systems are winterized.
And another reminder: Daylight Saving ends 2 am Sunday morning, so don’t forget to fall back and set your clocks back an hour when you turn in Saturday night.