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Fire Weather Watch issued for Tuesday in Carson City

Nevada Appeal staff report

Powerful lightning bolts strike from a sunset thunderstorm in the Arizona desert.

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Tuesday for the eastern Sierra and western Nevada, including Carson City

Thunderstorms with wind gusts of 50 mph are possible Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening, the NWS said.

"Lightning can create new fire starts and may combine with strong outflow winds to cause a fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity," according to the alert.

"Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires. Follow local fire restrictions. Check weather.gov for updates and livingwithfire.info for preparedness tips.

According to the forecast, Tuesday is the only day with a threat of thunderstorms. Carson City high temperatures are expected to drop slightly into the upper 80s and low 90s in the middle week before rising into the middle 90s in time for the weekend.

The NWS forecast for the week:

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Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Light south wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Tuesday night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 56.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 95.