Easter forecast to be warm and dry

Students at Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool in Gardnerville make the dash Friday to gather Easter eggs hidden around the playground. Empty eggs represent Jesus’ empty tomb, according to organizers, something the children have been taught since Lent.

Students at Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool in Gardnerville make the dash Friday to gather Easter eggs hidden around the playground. Empty eggs represent Jesus’ empty tomb, according to organizers, something the children have been taught since Lent. Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

 

Sunny skies and warm temperatures continue on Easter Sunday.

After officially hitting 78 degrees on Saturday, the forecast calls for a high temperature of 73 degrees under increasingly cloudy skies.

This morning will see the wind out of the southeast at 5-10 mph shifting west to 10-15 mph in the afternoon, gusting to 30 mph.

Light traffic on the highways early Easter morning should increase as residents attend church services.

It will also be nice weather for any Easter egg hunting families plan for the day, as public events have been cancelled for the second year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Dry conditions are expected to prevail increasing dust and pollen in the air.

The last measurable rainfall to fall in Minden was on March 19, according to National Weather Service records.

Conditions are so dry that a blowing dust advisory has been issued for noon to 8 p.m. Monday in the deserts across the Western Basin and Range, with visibility decreasing to below a mile in places.

While a cold front will bring slightly cooler weather on Monday, no precipitation is forecast for another week.

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