Rain to greet Carson City trick-or-treaters Friday night

Old man weather could put the damper, or at least damp conditions, on Carson City tricksters and treat seekers tonight.

Brian Brong, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Reno, said the strongest possibility of rain in the capital city is after dark. He pegged chances for such precipitation this evening at 90 percent.

“Anybody going out Friday night for trick or treating had better be prepared for rain,” he said Thursday, sounding sure Halloween will be a wet one here this year.

Brong said such precipitation on the Eagle Valley floor should come in about 8 p.m. or slightly later and could continue well into the nighttime hours, with snow in higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada Carson Spur and other peaks in the region. He said there will be new snow on the summits over the weekend.

The snow should fall below the 6,000 foot level by Saturday morning and motorists traveling west would do well to make themselves aware of conditions before heading that direction.

Today’s forecast, which still is developing, calls for a high in the 50s or low 60s with a dip toward freezing at night. A Saturday high is expected to be in the high 40s and lows should go below freezing, but a slight warming trend ought to develop Sunday during the day.

Today will see winds kicking up late to 25 miles per hour, with gusts higher, and mostly cloudy skies leading into the evening rain. Saturday, for the Nevada Day Parade, the precipitation may turn from outright rain to showers with lower winds and the blowing should abate on Sunday, when skies will clear to mostly sunny. At the start of the Nevada Day Parade at 10 a.m., there’s a 20 percent chance of precipitation.

The extended forecast calls for weekdays next week to be somewhat warmer, with Monday in the 50s and the rest of the work week in the 60s during daylight hours.


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