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Wet Roads and Slick Commute Ahead: Rain to Drench Las Vegas Valley Today

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 1, 2024 11:28 am

Las Vegas, NV – Get ready for a soggy commute! Rain is expected to blanket the Las Vegas valley starting mid-to-late Thursday morning and persist throughout the day, potentially creating driving hazards with slick roads and ponding water. The National Weather Service issued a warning, urging caution on the roads due to the storm conditions.

Key Points:

  • Timing: Rain starts mid-to-late Thursday morning, increasing to steady showers by afternoon and impacting the evening commute.
  • Impact: Slick roads, ponding water, and potentially reduced visibility.
  • Air Travel: Delays anticipated at Harry Reid International Airport due to low clouds.
  • Mountains: Winter storm warning in effect for surrounding mountains with heavy snowfall expected above 6,000 feet.
  • Next Week: Additional rain expected early next week.


  • The Pacific storm system moving into Nevada from California will bring widespread rain to the Las Vegas valley.
  • Light rain has already started in Pahrump, and similar conditions are expected in Las Vegas later in the morning.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration warns of potential air travel disruptions at Harry Reid International Airport due to low visibility.
  • A winter storm warning is in effect for the Spring Mountains and Sheep Range, where heavy snowfall exceeding 12 inches is forecast at higher elevations.
  • This wet weather pattern is expected to continue with another storm bringing rain early next week.


  • Allow extra travel time for your Thursday commute and be prepared for slower speeds and potential road closures.
  • Use headlights even during the day for better visibility in rainy conditions.
  • Avoid low-lying areas prone to flooding.
  • Check the latest weather forecasts and traffic updates before heading out.
  • Monitor flight information if traveling by air.

Stay safe and weather the storm responsibly!

Credits: 8 News Now

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