Area Bakes In Record Heat - Temporarily

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Northern Nevada is baking under record summer-like temperatures, but forecasters say it'll be back to spring by the weekend.

The mercury reached 89 degrees at the Reno airport on Monday - 3 degrees above the 1966 record and 20 degrees above normal.

Other records were 84 degrees in Wells, 2 degrees above the old mark set in 1966; 87 in Tonopah, beating the 2000 record by 1 degree, and 91 in Battle Mountain, also 1 degree above the mark set in 1947.

Tuesday's high in Reno was expected to reach 84.

But hydrologist Gary Barbato said cooler temperatures are on the way.

He expects Tuesday's breezy conditions to herald a drop into the seasonal high 60s by the weekend with a slight chance of rain Saturday evening and Sunday.

A high of 69 is expected for Mother's Day, and nighttime lows should drop from the 50s to the 30s by the weekend.