Prepare for the winds to pick up |

Prepare for the winds to pick up

Simon Smith

More sunshine is forecasted for today, but conditions will also be a little windier as we begin to transition from being under the influence of a big, hot continental high and back to the cooler trough of the Pacific Northwest.

What this means for us, though, is sunny skies and continued warm with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s, and lows tonight in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

Gusty west and southwest winds will show up a little earlier today, probably by early afternoon and blow in the 15 to 25 mph range with some gusts to 35 mph.

Wednesday looks cooler and rather windy, with lake wind advisories likely for Lake Tahoe, and all area lakes for that matter.

We may also have red flag conditions from strong winds and low relative humidity.

For all that information, visit the National Weather Service Web site for the region at

— 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

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