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Warm, windy conditions continue

Simon Smith

Sprinklers run at Lake Tahoe Golf Course on Wednesday. / Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune

At least two more dry and windy days are ahead, with winds in the 10 to 25 mph range and gusts to 35 mph or higher at lake level, with stronger winds on the ridges.

Some mid and high clouds will move through today and tonight, but by Saturday skies should become sunny again. There will continue to be a little smoke in the night and early morning hours, but visibility and air quality should continue to improve as well.

Highs today should cool a little to the lower 70s, but warm up some on Saturday and Sunday, back to the mid and upper 70s.

Overnight lows will cool to the upper 30s to upper 40s. Winds on Sunday will likely not be as strong.

It still looks like the transition to hotter weather will begin on Monday of next week, and by Independence Day, thunderstorms may begin to break out during the afternoon and evening hours. More on the thunderstorm chances next week.

— Simon Smith, a co-op weather observer for the National Weather Service in Reno, can be reached at simonsweather@yahoo.com.