Welcome to Northern Nevada summer, where today the forecast is a high of 96 degrees with an 80 percent chance of heavy rain and a stern flash flood advisory.
As it has for about the last six days, it’ll going to get hot pretty fast this morning before thunderstorms roll in at about 11 a.m.
With those, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch effective from noon through this evening.
According to the NWS statement: “Very hot temperatures will once again aid in developing scattered to widespread thunderstorms with heavy rainfall by early afternoon. Unusually deep moisture for early July will combine with very slow storm motions to produce localized areas of very heavy rain fall.”
The statement goes on to warn of flash flooding of urban areas and small stream drainages throughout the Eastern Sierra, Northeast California, far Northwest Nevada and the Sierra Front including Reno and Carson City.
So, stay clear of small streams and creeks today, as well as any other drainage area.
The thunderstorms will also have the area on wildfire alert.
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