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Feelin’ hot, hot, hot.

Jill Darby

Dust off that bicycle, pull out your hibernated bikini and fire up the ol’ barbecue – it’s summertime and the livin’ is easy… for a week or two anyway.

Mr. Sunshine was out Monday, freckling the faces of folks on afternoon strolls and creating that familiar hint of silver opalescence on the lake. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the signs of summer are peaking out through not-so-distant memories of blustery days.

Today is slated to be mostly sunny with winds from 15 to 30 miles per hour, gusting over 50 miles per hour at higher elevations, according to weather officials. The temperature may creep up into the 60s in the afternoon.

“We do expect the temperature to drop Wednesday into Thursday,” National Weather Services Forecaster Ray Collins said. “Stateline will probably be in about the mid-40s by Thursday but that will be the coldest day. Then it will warm up again going into the weekend. It looks like it’s going to be pretty much dry right through the weekend, maybe some clouds Tuesday night, continuing through Thursday.”

Last weekend was a little preview of what’s to come for South Shore sun worshipers and summertime enthusiasts. High temperatures were in the low 50s Saturday and reached almost 60 degrees Sunday. Collins said by the end of this weekend temperatures should be extremely warm.

“It looks like it is going to warm up over the weekend and stay warm,” he said. “I don’t see any systems that would affect the Tahoe area at least through the middle part of next week.”

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