Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Reno, NV

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Reno NV
236 PM PDT Sat Aug 17 2019

.SYNOPSIS...

Quiet weather anticipated through at least the middle of next week
with dry conditions and typical late day breezes. Temperatures
will cool a few degrees going into Monday but rebound to above
normal again by the middle of next week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...

Quiet summer weather continues through the weekend and into early
next week as a weak trough develops over the west coast. This will
lower the heights over the region, bringing cooler temperatures
back near average for mid-August. Expect to see temperatures
cooling a couple degrees each day with highs in the low 90s for
western Nevada on Monday with low 80s in the Sierra valley. The
Springs Fire near Lee Vining California will continue to produce
light smoke and haze around Mono County through the weekend.

Dry southwest flow will keep thunderstorms out of the forecast
through much of next week. A few buildups are possible Sunday
afternoon and evening over Mono-Mineral County and up to the Pine
Nut Mountains. A strong capping inversion will keep the cumulus from
turning into thunderstorms. Typical late afternoon and evening
zephyr winds are expected each day this weekend, with gusts up to 25
mph.

Latest GFS and EC ensembles are very consistent over the last
several days showing the building ridge over the Western States
for the second half of next week and remaining through the rest
of August. Temperatures will be on the warming trend after Monday,
with highs topping out again near the century mark in Reno by
Wednesday and Thursday.

Even though no storms are in the forecast at this time there is a
weak shortwave coming through Thursday and Friday of next week
that could pop an isolated storm or two. We will keep an eye on
this feature as we may need to introduce a slight chance of
thunderstorms for the forecast late next week. -Hoon

&&

.AVIATION...

VFR conditions through the weekend and into next week. Light haze
possible through the weekend due to wildfires in the area. Typical
afternoon winds up to 20-25 kts expected each afternoon and
evening with potential for light turbulence over the Sierra and
low- level wind shear 22-03z. -Hoon

&&

.REV Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NV...None.
CA...None.
&&

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