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Why today?: Thunderstorms and flash flood warnings

The Fourth of July will have extra fireworks thanks to Mother Nature.

The National Weather Service in Reno is predicting a 40-60 percent of thunderstorms in Churchill County and central Nevada beginningl ater today and into the evening.

Weathermen predict an 80 percent chance with heavy rain. Today’s high is expected to be 93, the same for Sunday.

The following is the complete advisory from the NWS:

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN TODAY…

.MOIST AND WITH UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WILL ALLOW SHOWERS AND

THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE

EVENING HOURS. A FEW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP AND PRODUCE

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL. THOSE HEADING OUTDOORS TODAY SHOULD HAVE A

PLAN TO QUICKLY RETURN TO A SHELTERED LOCATIONS IF A THUNDERSTORMS

NEARS YOUR LOCATION.

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GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-MINERAL AND SOUTHERN LYON COUNTIES-

GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA-

WESTERN NEVADA BASIN AND RANGE INCLUDING PYRAMID LAKE-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SOUTH LAKE TAHOE…TRUCKEE…

BRIDGEPORT…MAMMOTH LAKES…HAWTHORNE…YERINGTON…

SMITH VALLEY…INCLINE VILLAGE…SPARKS…GARDNERVILLE…

VIRGINIA CITY…FERNLEY…FALLON…LOVELOCK…SILVER SPRINGS

821 AM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS

EVENING…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN…ALPINE COUNTY AND THE WASHINGTON

FIRE…MONO COUNTY…THE RENO-SPARKS AREA…AND ALL OF

LYON…STOREY…CHURCHILL…PERSHING AND MINERAL COUNTIES IN

WESTERN NEVADA.

* UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING THIS MORNING WITH

STRONGER ACTIVITY POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON. A FEW STRONG

THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE TORRENTIAL RAINFALL AND LEAD TO FLASH

FLOODING.

* NOT ALL LOCATIONS WILL RECEIVE HEAVY RAINFALL TODAY. AREAS THAT

RECEIVED RAINFALL IN THE LAST COUPLE DAYS…POORLY DRAINED URBAN

LOCATIONS…ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS NEAR SMALL CREEKS AND

STREAMS…DRY WASHES AND THE WASHINGTON FIRE ARE AT RISK FOR

FLASH FLOODING TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IF YOU AREA HEADING OUTSIDE…HAVE A PLAN TO QUICKLY RETURN TO A

SHELTERED LOCATION IF A THUNDERSTORM APPROACHES YOUR LOCATION.

HEAVY RAIN CAN ALSO LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA…ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE IN

THE BACK COUNTY. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS IF YOU ARE NEAR A

SMALL CREEK…STREAM OR DRY WASH. HEAVY RAIN UPSTREAM CAN LEAD TO

FLOODING AN HOUR OR TWO AFTER THE RAINFALL HAS ENDED.