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...Shower and thunderstorm chances continue...
...Heavy rain and flood potential Sunday-Monday...

* Showers and thunderstorms will once again form this afternoon
and evening. These storms will be capable of gusts in excess of
45 mph, which could kick up dust from desert sinks and playas,
in addition to localized heavy rainfall. Additional storm
chances continue into the weekend.

* Remnant tropical moisture, from what is currently Hurricane
Hilary, will surge into the southwest US Sunday through Tuesday.
How this interacts with a trough off the west coast will have
varying implications on the forecast for the eastern Sierra and
western Nevada. Keep in mind, this will not be a hurricane when
it makes landfall.

* What we know: This moisture will bring additional rounds of
showers and thunderstorms Sunday through Tuesday, with rainfall
totals trending upwards. High temperatures will also be cooler,
10-20 degrees below normal. Much of the region will receive at
least a half inch of rain over the multi-day period. The best
chances for higher liquid totals will be south of US-50, where
there is a 30-50% chance for at least 2 inches of rainfall.
Flash flood concerns are highest for Mono, Mineral, and southern
Lyon Counties Sunday into Monday and a watch remains in effect.

* Uncertainties: Exactly how much liquid (QPF) the area will see
from the rain as there are still a wide range of potential
scenarios. Changes in the track of the hurricane remnants will
bring differing impacts. Stay-tuned for the latest!



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