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Dry lightning and isolated thunderstorms forecast this evening

Dry lightning, increasing the already high fire danger for the Sierras, followed by isolated thunderstorms are forecast early this evening into tonight.

Muggy air building during the day could squeeze out local thunderstorms this evening, said Qwikcast meteorologist Harry Stockman.

By mid-afternoon the threat was building south of the Lake Tahoe area with possible storms, Stockman said.

“It may pour like a son of a gun over your head between 4 and 8 p.m. this evening,” Stockman said. But many might not see any precipitation at all because the threat is isolated, he said.

Low pressure off the Northern California coast and high pressure in the desert southwest forced the muggy air and isolated thunderstorms in the valley and the Sierras, Stockman said.

Weather conditions will clear Wednesday and Thursday with temperatures in the mid- to upper-80s, Stockman said. Temperatures will heat up to the 90s by Friday and Saturday, he said.


To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail gregm@theunion.com or call 477-4234.

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