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The weather is going to be nearly perfect on Memorial Day.
That’s according to National Weather Service meteorologist Shane Snyder, who said a high-pressure system has been building and giving way to temperatures in the 80s by Monday.
Expect sunny skies and light winds for the holiday.
And from there the temperatures will continue to climb, nearing record temperatures by Wednesday.
“We are bumping up against records,” Snyder said. He said by Wednesday temperatures in Northern Nevada will rise above 90 degrees.
The record set for the dates on Wednesday and Thursday are 95 and 97 degrees, respectively. Both record temperatures were recorded at Reno-Tahoe International Airporte set in 2003.
But with the heat comes the threat of thunderstorms, too.
Snyder said thunderstorms are in the forecast by Thursday.
Winds are expected to pick back up by Friday. The forecast calls for average temperatures for this time of year in the upper 70s and 80s by Saturday.
Five day forecast
Sunday: Sunny with a high near 78.
Monday: Sunny with a high near 84.
Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 92.
Wednesday: Sunny with a high near 95
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 94. Chance of thunderstorms through Friday.
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