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Fire Weather Watch issued for Carson City

Nevada Appeal staff report

A fire weather watch has been declared for eastern California and western Nevada, according to the National Weather Service.

A fire weather watch has been declared for eastern California and western Nevada, including Carson City, beginning Tuesday afternoon and continuing through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Southwest winds of 15-25 mph — with gusts up to 50 mph in wind-prone locations — in the afternoon and evening Tuesday and Wednesday will combine with humidity of 7 to 17 percent to create conditions that can spread a wildfire quickly.

"The combination of gusty winds and low humidity can cause fires to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first responders can contain them," the alert said.

The NWS recommends avoiding outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires.

Check weather.gov for updates and livingwithfire.info for preparedness tips.

The forecast for the week:

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Monday: Sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 47. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a west wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Breezy.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 83.