A cooling trend will settle into the region as we head into the weekend. A cool low pressure center will drop down from the north, kicking up some brisk winds ahead of the cold front on Friday afternoon. High temperatures will fall slightly Friday afternoon to the upper 80s and continue to fall through the weekend, bottoming out on the mid to lower 70s on Sunday.
With respect to rain chances, it should stay dry through Saturday after which a slight chance of scattered showers arrives on Sunday through the middle of next week.
We’ve been talking about how far away would be affected by a 7.0 earthquake. It’s important to recognize the magnitude of an earthquake isn’t a measure of how far away it will be felt. It also depends on how you define “affected.” The Loma Prieta (a 6.9- earthquake 7.1 quake, depending on measurement type) in 1989 centered in the San Francisco area could be felt by some people over here in Reno, but we weren’t really affected. But a 7.0 quake can cause damage 100-150 miles away. The distance shrinks very rapidly as the magnitude drops.