August 1, 2015
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Northern Nevada's record-setting heat is expected to continue into the weekend.
The National Weather Service the high of 97 degrees at Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Thursday broke the old record of 95 degrees set in 1977. It was 17 degrees warmer than the typical high for this time of year.
South Lake Tahoe, Calif., also set a record Thursday with a high of 85 degrees, two degrees warmer than the old record set in 1996.
More records are expected to fall in the days ahead with a high of 99 forecast in Reno on Friday and 101 on Saturday.
Last June 6th the high in Reno was 70 degrees and the low was a chilly 38.
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