LAS VEGAS, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – On Monday, our new weather forecaster will arrive.
Martin Luther King Jr. is our first subject. Day off with patches of low clouds and patchy fog, light valley rain, and snow in the mountains.
As of 9:15 am, the valley has received between 0.04″ and.17″ of rain since midnight. So far this morning, the west and northwest valley has benefited from heavier rain.
The most of the rain fell this morning, and the balance of the day will have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms until 2 pm.
It’s possible that the stormy weather could subside later this morning, which is excellent news for those attending the Martin Luther King Jr. Las Vegas’s Downtown Day Parade. When the parade starts at 10 a.m., the temperature will be in the low to mid-50s.
Las Vegas’s high temperature this afternoon will be 57 degrees. With wind gusts of around 45 mph, the winds will be at their greatest from 1 to 4 p.m. In the Spring Mountains, wind gusts as high as 50 mph are possible this afternoon.
A winter storm warning for several inches of more snow is still in place for the Spring Mountains, Sheep Range, and Red Rock Canyon region. We could explore 7 to 10 inches over 9,000 feet.
Above 5,000 feet, Lincoln County may see an additional 4″ to 8″ of snow, along with wind gusts of approximately 30 mph.
Additionally, there are winter weather warnings for additional snow in western and central Nevada, southwest Utah, and north/northwest Arizona.
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This evening, Southern Nevada will have persistent breezes and partly overcast sky. Lows in the valley will be in the high 30s and low 40s. After midnight, winds will change from persistent southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph to breezes of 5 to 25 mph.
This week, temperatures will decrease significantly. Tuesday’s highs will only reach the low 50s before another storm system arrives on Thursday, leaving us with Tuesday’s highs will drop to the low 50s, and another storm system won’t arrive until Thursday, when Las Vegas highs will only reach the mid 40s (temps about 8-12 degrees below normal this week). Additionally, a 20% chance of showers is anticipated for Thursday as well as a mild breeze (5-15 mph) on Friday.
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