Breezy weather brings possible wet weekend |

Breezy weather brings possible wet weekend

Staff Reports
South Tahoe's season opener at Douglas featured cold temperatures and high winds.
Brad Coman / The Record-Courier |

A windy week could end in a wet, potentially snowy weekend if the forecast holds true.

Friday saw more than 30 mph wind gusts whip through the Valley, stretching flags and bending trees.

A 47 mph wind gust was recorded at the Minden-Tahoe airport at about 1 p.m. Friday.

A high wind advisory for 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday was issued just before 2 p.m. Friday.

The advisory was also supposed to be in effect again Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

The area remained dry most of the morning, with only a few sprinkles seen in Gardnerville, despite a 60 percent chance of a rain and snow mixture.

Before 10 p.m. the predicted rain showers could turn to snow showers, with no chance of accumulation.

The chance for rain and breezy conditions continues Saturday through Monday, most likely in the evening hours.

The wind will continue at 15-25 mph through Monday.

Evenings will see a decrease in the wind, but an increase in the chance for rain with a 30 percent chance on Saturday, 80 percent chance Sunday night and 50 percent chance for Monday commuters.

The weekend will see high temperatures reaching the mid 50s and overnight lows in the mid 30s.

Monday will barely break 50 degrees with lows around 30.