Good Morning, Carson Valley: June 26

Posted By on June 26, 2015

by Joey Crandall,

GARDNERVILLE, Nev., June 26, 2015 — Firefighters once again made significant progress on the Washington Fire burning south of Markleeville Thursday. The overall size of the fire was reduced to 16,490 acres and containment rose to 15 percent. You can read the latest on the fire here.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Fire Warning for Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m. and a Fire Weather Watch from 9 p.m. Saturday to 9 p.m. Sunday. A high pressure system will settle over Nevada and remain through the weekend, bringing with it thunderstorms, warmer-than-usual temperatures and strong outflow winds with gusts up to 55 mph. The warning has been issued for the Western Sierra Front, Mono and Eastern Alpine counties, Surprise Valley, Eastern Lassen County, Northern Washoe County, Mineral County and Southern Lyon County.

Today comes with high temperatures and a chance of isolated thunderstorms. Look for a high of 97 degrees today, continued widespread haze before 11 a.m. and the chance of thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Our chance of precipitation is slight, only 20 percent.

Tomorrow, the chance of thunderstorms drops to slight, but the high temperatures are expected to rise to 98. The chance of thunderstorms will continue early into next week with high temperatures remaining in the mid-90s.

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The GE Family Concert Series continues tonight at Minden Park with Steelin’ Dan at 6:30 p.m. All concerts in the park are free of charge.

The Douglas County Public Library is hosting Sports Hero Movie Day today with Miracle (11 a.m.), McFarland, USA (1:30 p.m.) and Invicible (4 p.m.). It is free, and it will be air conditioned.

It is also Teen Night at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center. Tonight’s activity is “Minute To Win It.” Cost is $5 for drop-ins or free of charge with a community center membership. Each participant must have a release of liability on file at the center.

That’s a full lid for this morning. Take care out there and have a great day.