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A warm, dry week ahead

Simon Smith

Monsoon season in India: Tribal women hold umbrellas as they walk in Amingaon, outskirts of Gauhati, India, Monday. The monsoon rains have cooled India's southern and northeastern parts, while northern India is reeling under a severe heat wave. (Anupam Nath / The Associated Press)

It looks like a sunny, fine week ahead, with warmer weather and no precipitation expected for a while. Highs today should warm into the 70s, although some upper 60s are possible near the shoreline of Lake Tahoe.

Winds should be light today, with a lake breeze around 10 mph or so.

Lows tonight under clear skies will drop into the mid 30s to mid 40s.

If you are planning on doing some hiking this week, it looks warm even at higher elevations, with 60s during the daytime hours and lows dropping into the upper 40s to lower 50s.

– Do you have a weather-related question for forecaster Simon Smith? Please write to him with any question you have and he will answer it in this column. Smith, a co-op weather observer for the National Weather Service in Reno, can be reached at simonsweather@yahoo.com