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FXUS65 KREV 262202

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Reno NV
302 PM PDT Sat May 26 2018


Low pressure will keep a few light showers around the region
today. Warmer and drier conditions return Sunday and Memorial Day
with potential of showers and thunderstorms returning for next



Low pressure over the Great Basin is continuing to keep some
clouds and light showers over the region through tonight. As the
ridge builds back into the region tomorrow, we will see clearing
skies and warming temperatures. Temperatures will be warming back
up to the mid 70s tomorrow and then mid 80s by Memorial Day. Much
nicer conditions to close out the Memorial Day Weekend. Lighter
winds and warming temperatures will make for perfect conditions
Sunday and Monday for spending time with family and friends

Temperatures by Tuesday will be reaching into the upper 80s across
western Nevada and upper 70s in the Sierra valleys. The
temperatures will be around 10 degrees above average for this time
of year. Should see a bit of an afternoon zephyr breeze Tuesday
afternoon as we get stronger heating over the Basin and Range.

.LONG TERM...Wednesday through Saturday...

There were no major changes made to the long term forecast. Mid
range models continue to project an open wave moving through the
western United States. This wave will bring another round of showers
and thunderstorms to the region, but will be much more progressive
than the recent pattern.

The strongest forcing remains on Wednesday afternoon with isolated
to scattered showers and thunderstorms expected. However, forcing
parameters are much lower than the most recent low passage, and
concerns for widespread heavier rain are not very high. Expect winds
to be a little breezy as the wave moves in Wednesday with area gusts
generally less than 30 mph. As the wave ejects Thursday, lingering
moisture and surface instability will be sufficient to allow for
more isolated coverage of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. The
biggest forecast change was to include another 12 hour period of
lingering precipitation chances east of Highway 95 on Thursday.

Conditions will be much drier heading into the weekend as high
pressure builds over the southwestern states. While high
temperatures cool with thicker cloud cover into the low 70s for
western Nevada and mid 60s for Sierra valleys Thursday and Friday,
they rebound back into the mid/upper 70s and upper 60s respectively
by Saturday. Boyd



Spotty rain showers will taper off this afternoon/evening as low
pressure shifts towards the east. Breezy northwest winds with gusts
of up to 25 mph are expected at KRNO, KCXP, and KMMH this afternoon
dropping off during the overnight hours.

Due to the recent rainfall, the potential for morning fog is looking
better tomorrow for KTRK and the Martis Valley. Expect fog to form
around 08Z and lasting through 16Z.

Decreased cloud cover and improving conditions will take place
Sunday afternoon through Memorial Day as a shortwave ridge moves in.


.REV Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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