More rain and puddles expected for the weekend |

More rain and puddles expected for the weekend

Staff report

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal Gavin Knight, 11, plays in the rain as Thursday afternoon thunder showers brought several feet of runoff through Mills Park.

More rain, much like the downpour that swamped Carson City for a short time Thursday, could visit the region for the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

“We’re kind of expecting a similar pattern through the weekend with thunder and lightning as well,” said Scott McGuire, spokesman for the National Weather Service.

Rain-clogged streets contributed to at least one accident in Carson City. An 11-year-old girl riding her bike across Washington Street at Roop Street was struck by a car during the heaviest part of the downpour at about 2 p.m. when visibility was limited. The girl sustained scrapes and an injury to her leg.

About 2:30 p.m., a mudslide near the freeway construction site at Lakeview Hill closed one northbound lane for 45 minutes until construction workers and Department of Transportation crews could clear the roadway.

Lightning strikes ignited eight single-tree fires from Mustang to Markleeville. According to the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center, those fires were: Seth fire in Palomino Valley northeast of Stead; Schoolhouse fire in Genoa; the Barney, Barber, Bailey and Poorboy fires in Markleeville; the Goni fire east of Carson City, and the Mustang fire near the Interstate 80 corridor, which ran into the brush charring four acres.

Containment for all fires was expected by Thursday night.