Warm weather with some afternoon clouds
Warm weather will continue again today, although a few more clouds may be around by afternoon. There is even a remote possibility of afternoon thunderstorms south and east of Lake Tahoe near Markleeville and east of Gardnerville over the Pine Nut Mountains.
For us, however, expect mostly sunny skies with some clouds around, especially this afternoon.
Light lake breezes in the morning will give way to the afternoon westerlies in the 10 to 20 mph range with gusts to 30 mph possible. Highs will be in the upper 70s to mid 80s with lows tonight in the 40s to lower 50s.
A reader asks if wind direction mentioned in the forecasts is for the direction the wind is coming from or the direction in which the wind is blowing. Wind direction mentioned in weather forecasts is always the direction from which the wind is coming.
For example, in today’s forecast, the wind being the westerlies means the wind will be blowing from the west or southwest and blowing toward the east or northeast.
— 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 firstname.lastname@example.org