Forecast, July 18

Re-enter the heat wave. The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement this morning stating that we should expect record-breaking heat across Western Nevada and the Sierra this weekend.

This includes temperatures ranging from 100 to 108 degrees in some places (It looks like Carson Valley jumps in on the lower end there).

The NWS warns that there will be an elevated risk of heat-related illness, increasing from Friday through Sunday. Children, the elderly, and people with chronic ailments will be the most vulnerable. Pets and livestock are also at risk.

Additionally, we’ll be looking at strong thunderstorm potential Saturday through Monday, at least. That will make things interesting on the fire front, potentially.

Today, we’re looking at a high of 95, ramping quickly up to 99 on Friday and 101 Saturday and Sunday. The heat wave will be buffered just a bit by overnight lows still getting down to the low 60s. Afternoon thunderstorms and showers will help alleviate the heat as well.

After low 90s on Monday and Tuesday, things will drop back into the 80s by the middle of next week.


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