Heat Expands through Western Nevada This Week
Submitted by Molly Moser on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 5:28pm
Event Date:July 8, 2012 - 5:30pm
Hot weather is in the forecast for Carson City this week with an expansion of high pressure that will build over the region through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Reno. Sunday's high temperature of 96.7 degrees is the warmest Carson City temperature recorded this year.
The weather service expects Western Nevada valleys below 5,000 feet would receive temperatures in the mid 90s to up to 108 degrees. The Lake Tahoe Basin and Sierra will receive temperatures in the mid 70s to 90 degrees. Overnight lows will be mild early throughout the week, around 50 and 60 degrees. By the middle of the week, it will increase with lows in the low 70s.
According to CarsonWeather.com's forecast the capital city will likely experience hot weather with highs between 95 and 101 degrees, and lows anywhere from 56 and 65 degrees. The heat is expected to last through the weekend with a chance of thunderstorms Thursday and Friday.
Records are significantly higher the remainder of the week, and are unlikely to be reached, according to the weather service. During this week of high heat, the weather service recommends to avoid intense physical activity outside, to drink water consistently, and to remember to not leave children or pets in vehicles. For more preparation, take a look at the PDF below.