Windy weather is likely to last into weekend |

Windy weather is likely to last into weekend

Simon Smith

Smoke from the Angora fire settles on Sawmill Pond on Wednesday morning. / Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Today we will see more very dry conditions with gusty southwest winds, warm temperatures and low humidity. Sunny skies, with areas of smoke especially in the morning hours, will allow temperatures to rise into the 70s today.

Winds will increase from the southwest, and by late morning will be in the 15 to 25 mph range, with gusts to 35 mph. Ridge winds will be stronger, with gusts to 50 mph possible.

Tonight, the winds may calm down, but still will likely remain in the 5 to 15 mph range with stronger winds near the ridges. Lows will fall into the 40s or possibly 50s if the winds stay up all night.

The gusty winds are likely to remain through the weekend, but begin to decrease once we get into early next week.

By the July 4 holiday, though, it appears that we may experience some hot and unsettled weather with increasing chances for thunderstorms.

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