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NWS Bulletin: Thunderstorms and Flood Danger Through Wednesday


Forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Reno are warning area residents to expect thunderstorms with the risk of heavy rain through Wednesday.

Another surge of monsoon moisture will yield increased thunderstorm chances through beginning today, with potential for heavy rainfall, flash flooding and strong outflow winds.

Today and Tuesday, there is a 25 to 50 percent chance of any one location seeing a storm.

Wednesday will see chances lower as drier air moves in with about a 10 to 20 percent chance for most areas.

Another round of heavy rains from these storms is possible with simulations indicating the potential for 1-2 inches per hour from any storms that develop. This would result in renewed flash flooding threats, especially on recent burn scars such as the Tamarack, Caldor, and Dixie.

People living in flood prone areas or near these recent burn scars should monitor the forecast and be prepared to take action should heavy rains occur or a flash flood warning be issued.

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