Mostly sunny weather in anticipation of Thanksgiving and the tree lighting
It’s a short work week again as shoppers prepare for Thanksgiving on Thursday, but the National Weather Service is forecasting a cooler and mostly clear week. The long weekend also features the holiday tree lighting in Reno and the Wolf Pack football team’s final game of the year.
Here’s a look at what’s in store for northwest Nevada this week.
Events in Northern Nevada, November 20-26
Nevada women’s basketball vs. Oregon, November 17: It’s Native American Heritage Night as the Wolf Pack hosts the Oregon Ducks on Tuesday at the Lawlor Events Center, 1664 N. Virginia St. in Reno. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. For tickets, call 775-348-7225 or visit nevadawolfpack.com.
Official holiday tree lighting in Reno, November 24: The city’s new Holiday Lights Festival kicks off Friday afternoon at 4, and a tree in Reno City Plaza is scheduled to be lit at sunset. The two-day event continues through Saturday with holiday shopping and food trucks in the plaza. For more details, visit reno.gov.
Elephant Revival, November 24: Colorado’s rich history of bluegrass continues with this band from the Boulder area. They’ve been around since 2006 and have gained a following on indie folk circuits as well as with jam band fans. They will play at 8pm at Crystal Bay Club Casino, 14 State Highway 28, Crystal Bay. Tickets are $40-45. For more details, call 775-833-6333 or visit crystalbaycasino.com.
Nevada Football vs. Wyoming, November 25: It’s a final farewell for the Wolf Pack’s 32 seniors as Nevada closes out the 2023 season with a Saturday night showdown against the Wyoming Cowboys at McKay Stadium. For tickets, call 775-348-7225 or visit nevadawolfpack.com.
Kesha, November 25: Combining danceable beats, classic pop rock, and some indie rock influences, Kesha continues to do well on the charts with her latest album, “Gag Order,” released last May. Some of her most popular songs include “We R Who We R,” “TiK ToK,” and “Die Young.” She performs at 8 p.m. at the Grand Theater, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St., Reno. Ticket prices range from $50 to $150. For more details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.
Weather in Northern Nevada, November 20-26
Monday: Sunny, with highs in the 40s and 50s. The weather will be mostly clear at night, with lows in the mid 20s in the valleys and lower 20s at higher elevations.
Tuesday: The weather is mostly sunny, with highs approaching 60 degrees in the valleys and in the 50s at the upper elevations. The weather will be partly cloudy at night, with lows near freezing in the valleys and in the 20s at higher elevations.
Wednesday: The weather is mostly sunny, with highs near 60 degrees in the valleys and in the 50s at the upper elevations. The weather is partly cloudy at night, with lows close to freezing in the valleys; Higher elevations will see lows in the 20s and a slight chance of rain or snow after midnight.
Thursday: The weather is mostly sunny, with highs near 50 degrees in the valleys and in the 40s at the upper elevations. Partly cloudy at night, with lows in the mid 20s in the valleys and lower to mid 20s at higher elevations.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with highs in the 30s to upper 40s. The weather is mostly clear at night, and the minimum temperature is close to 20 in the valleys and close to 10 in the higher elevations.
Saturday: Possibility of clouds in the morning, and sun for the rest of the day. Highs are in the mid 40s in the valleys and in the mid 30s to mid 40s in the upper elevations. Overnight lows near 20.
Sunday: Sunny, highs in the 30s. Overnight lows near 20.
Road construction in northern Nevada, November 20-26
Audi Boulevard: The median-adjacent lanes on Oddie Boulevard between Silverada Avenue and Sutro Street will be closed starting Monday as part of the third phase of the Oddie Wells project.
I-80, Exit 48, Fernley: Southbound US-95A under I-80 on the east end of Fernley will remain closed through the end of the year as NDOT continues a retrofit project on interstate bridges in the state.
Mark Ernst contributed to this report.