While we may see occasional cloudiness over the next several days, there really isn’t a realistic chance that any of those clouds will produce any precipitation. Temperatures will remain pretty warm for the time of year, running into the low 70s in Reno through the weekend and at least midway into next week. There is a chance late next week that we could bring a storm through the region, giving us a slight chance of valley rain showers Thursday and Friday.


Dave wondered why lows spin counter-clockwise, and highs spin clockwise.

I always hesitate to answer this question when it is posed. Not because I don’t know the answer (there are lots of questions I don’t know the answers to, but this isn’t one of them), but because I’m never sure just how technical to make my answer. So I’ll take the chicken’s way out and keep it fairly simple.

The reason the lows spin counter and the highs spin clockwise is due to something called the Coriolis Effect. Without getting too technical on you (see cowardice referred above), the Coriolis Effect is caused due to the earth’s rotation. As air moves from a high pressure system toward a low, the earth turning under it makes the wind appear to veer to the right. The “right turn” continues until the air circulates all the way around a high clockwise, and visa-versa for lows.