The series of wet storms that's supposed to debut today is expected to bring heavy precipitation and the chance of small stream and urban flooding. National Weather Service forecasters say that heavy rain over the Pine Nut Mountain burn areas could result in debris flows. Snow levels are expected to be between 6,500 and 9,000 feet, so this could be a bad storm for the ski resorts.
As a new pulse of moisture rolls in, a high wind watch kicks in on Thursday and will last through Friday. Expect 20-35 mph southwest winds gusting to 65 mph. Some windprone areas in the foothills and canyon openings could see winds faster than 75 mph. Time to tie down the lawn furniture and trampolines.
Today's forecast is for scattered showers between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. under cloudy skies with a high temperature near 52 degrees. It will be breezy with south winds 15-20 mph gusting to 35 mph. As of 6:30 a.m. we don't have much cloud cover yet.