The hot temperatures we have been experiencing the last couple of weeks will continue through the weekend, and the flat 4-Corners ridge of high pressure that has kept our skies mostly clear will dig a little deeper, which will help bring some afternoon cloudiness into our region. For Thursday, it’s unlikely these clouds will develop enough to start any thunderstorms in the Reno area, but isolated thunderstorms are possible south of Highway 50. Those could drift up into our area by Friday, although they will probably be few and far between. Temperatures will remain near the triple digits through the weekend.
Yesterday I said since the earth over-rotates a bit every day since we are moving slower in our orbit this time of year. This delays the time that the sun sets each night, offsetting the shortening of the days. Conversely, it takes extra time off the morning, but it will be a while before we take the time off the evening (another week or so from now). As we speed up our orbit that offsetting effect evens out, and both sunrises get later and sunsets get earlier.
In the winter (late December/early January), the opposite happens… the sunrise stays the same while the sunsets start to get later. Give it six months and you’ll see.