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Tuesday’s temperatures in Reno and South Lake Tahoe break records for date

People are seen walking in Reno in 2012. The city on Tuesday experienced a high temperature for Jan. 30, reaching 68 degrees shortly before 1 p.m.
People are seen walking in Reno in 2012. The city on Tuesday experienced a high temperature for Jan. 30, reaching 68 degrees shortly before 1 p.m. Sacramento Bee file

Reno and South Lake Tahoe have topped previous high temperatures records for Jan. 30.

The National Weather Service in Reno reported in a Twitter post shortly before 1 p.m., that Reno had already reached 68 degrees, surpassing the old record of 65 degrees for the date, which occurred in 2003.

As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, South Lake Tahoe reached 56 degrees, topping the previous record for the date of 52 degrees reported in 1989 and 2012.

Highs in the upper 50s and low 60s are forecast for Reno through Saturday with partly or mostly sunny skies and overnight lows in the mid-30s.

In South Lake Tahoe, the forecast calls for highs in the low to upper 50s and overnight lows in the upper 20s to 30 degrees. Sunny or mostly sunny weather is expected, according to the National Weather Service.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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