Maybe haze - but little heat or wind - for Balloon Race
Reno may be a little hazy Thursday afternoon, but overall, weather conditions will be cooling and a little breezy, meteorologists with the National Weather Service said.
Tony Fuentes with the National Weather Service said a fire in Calif. was reported and may be causing the smoke and haze seen in Reno Wednesday evening. Fuentes said no smoke or haze has blown into the area Thursday morning, but there is a possibility for haze to be visible in the afternoon.
“It’s dependent on the activity level of the fire,” Fuentes said. “If you do notice amounts of smoke and haze, limit your activity outside.”
The air quality for the area is listed as “moderate” as of Thursday morning. Anyone who is “unusually sensitive” should consider reducing activity outdoors, according to AirNow.gov.
While smoke may drift into Reno, calm fall weather may also be coasting in just in time for the Great Reno Balloon Races. According to Fuentes, Reno has prime flying conditions Friday and Saturday with a slight chance of more winds on Sunday.
Fuentes said winds might reach up to 30 mph on Sunday, but there should be little wind activity in the early mornings. Winds on Friday and Saturday are expected to be calm with slight afternoon breezes, he said.
“Right now the winds don’t look too strong,” Fuentes said. “The winds might pick up a little bit, but it looks good overall.”
With windier conditions, Reno will also see a cooling trend with a chance of showers next week, Fuentes said.
Thursday: Sunny, haze then mostly clear; high 86, low 57
Friday: Sunny, mostly clear; high 86, low 58
Saturday: Sunny, mostly clear; high 89, low 58
Sunday: Sunny, mostly clear; high 86, low 56
Thursday: Haze then mostly clear; high 76, low 47
Friday: Sunny, mostly clear; high 79, low 47
Saturday: Sunny, mostly clear; high 80, low 48
Sunday: Sunny, mostly clear; high 74, low 47