Possible showers today, clear for Turkey Day?
A forecast for wind and a 50 percent chance of showers Sunday night could mean a dark, stormy holiday, but the forecast calls for clearing and mostly sunny skies through Thanksgiving.
According to the National Weather Service in Reno, today should be mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Of course, that could mean snow at the higher altitudes.
In Carson, there is a chance of snow, but sprinkles of rain are more likely. “You’ll probably see a little bit of rain showers,” said Rudy Cruz, a National Weather Service specialist. “It’s going to be more like a rain-and-snow mix.”
Dress warmly, though, because east winds are expected up to 20 to 30 mph in Carson and more than 60 mph on the Sierra crest and ridge tops.
“It’s going to be a little bit breezy,” said Cruz.
For Tuesday, the winds are expected to lessen, but still be a factor, while highs will hover in the mid 40s.
And though few give any credibility to a weather forecast more than three days down the line, both Wednesday and Thanksgiving are expected to be clear and cold with high temperatures in the mid- to upper-40s.
“Thanksgiving is looking pretty good right now –Ewe’re looking at clear skies and dry conditions,” said Cruz. “It’ll be kinda cool. Temperatures are going to be in the 40s with low teens in the morning,” he said.
For more highway conditions, call (877) 687-6237
or go online at: http://www.nvroads.com
or, on the radio, in Carson City tune into to 1610 am or in Reno or Lake Tahoe, tune in to 530 am.
Mount Rose: 849-0704