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Warm but windy weekend ahead

Simon Smith

Trevor Clark / Tahoe Daily Tribune / Bethany Bilbrey, 18, of South Lake Tahoe enjoys the nice weather while playing a round of disc golf at Bijou Community Park on Thursday.

Our weekend weather will be highlighted by mostly sunny skies but blustery conditions along with cooler temperatures.

Strong southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph on Friday will increase further on Saturday and Sunday, with sustained winds in the 15 to 30 mph range and gusts to perhaps 40 mph creating very rough conditions on all area lakes.

Expect Friday to be the warmest, with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s, with temperatures falling about 10 degrees for Saturday and Sunday, putting us back into the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Overnight lows will be cooler, with 30s to near 40 common, unless the winds stay up all night, in which case it will be considerably warmer. Some of the colder areas, like Meyers and Truckee, may see freezing temperatures overnight this weekend, so gardeners take note.

Have a nice weekend.

— 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.