Our temperatures will take a quick dip this weekend, bringing in high winds, blowing dust and an increased fire danger.
Prior to that, sunny skies on Friday will be accompanied by very warm temperatures, topping out in the upper 80s in western Nevada valleys. A colder trough of low pressure will sweep past us to the north, and although it’s unlikely there will be any rainfall out of the system this far to the south, but the cold air up against the warm Friday airmass will create a strong pressure gradient, and winds will likely start building pretty strongly Saturday morning, and by the afternoon we could see valley gusts of 50 mph or higher. The airmass will be quite dry, so there is a Red Flag Warning in effect across all of western Nevada from 5 am to 11 pm Saturday. High temperatures will drop to the mid-70s on Saturday and stay there through Sunday, although Sunday is likely to be a little less windy than Saturday.
After the trough passes, the temperatures will quickly rebound, and should reach the low 90s by Tuesday.