Records will likely fall tomorrow as the strong ridge of high pressure continues to build up across the west. After two days in the low 100s, look for the mercury to soar to 105 in Reno on both Thursday and Friday, both of which will break high temperature records for the date. All that heat will finally generate enough lift to pop up some clouds in the afternoon, and we even have a slight chance to see an isolated thunderstorm Friday afternoon. The heat eases a bit over the weekend, dropping to the low 100s Saturday and then the upper 90s Sunday with clearing skies. Temperatures return to a more seasonable mid-90s once next week starts.
This will be the last you hear of me for a while (no, don’t worry, I’ll be back.) I will be leaving early Thursday morning for 10 days in Guatemala, where I will join a team installing 115 clean burning wood cooking stoves in a remote village in the northwest corner of the country. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the groups and individuals who donated funds to purchase the stoves…I wish I had space to mention you all. Know that many lives will be changed.
See you all August 8.