Now that we are entering July, temperatures in the 90s are to be more expecte4d, and it looks like they will be in that realm for the next week at least. A broad and strong ridge of high pressure has a little dent in its top due to a low pressure trough up in British Columbia. That is a very stable pattern for us down here in western Nevada, and sunny skies will result, with high temperatures topping out near 90 degrees Tuesday and on the 4th of July Wednesday. That trough will also result in some fairly aggressive west to southwest winds in the afternoons, gusting to 30 mph on Tuesday, and perhaps relaxing slightly on Wednesday afternoon.
As the trough rotates through midweek, the temperatures will start to climb, reaching the mid to upper 90s by the time the weekend arrives, with sunshine throughout.
Speaking of the 4th, those afternoon breezes will create some ticklish fire conditions, and it is a good time to be reminded that all personal fireworks are illegal in Washoe County (and in most of Nevada.) It’s definitely not worth the fines if you are caught, or worse yet, start a wildfire, where you will be on the hook for all the costs of putting it out.