A large, strong system will bring powerful winds to the Las Vegas valley on Thursday and part of Friday with gusts between 55-60 mph possible. In the short term, the winds will die down to breezy tonight and we'll see some breezes Wednesday. Expect highs in the upper 70s on Wednesday, with mainly sunny skies. The winds will crank up on Thursday and a High Wind Watch is in effect for Thursday noon through 11 p.m. that night. Expect highs in the low to mid 80s on Thursday, then the system will drag in cooler air and drop highs to the low 70s on Friday. Friday will still be quite windy with gusts to about 50 mph possible for the first part of the day.
The system will start to make an exit on Saturday. As it does, we'll still see low end windy conditions. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 70s over the weekend, and most of Sunday the winds will be pretty light as the system will finally be to our east. However, a much smaller, quick moving system will sweep by Sunday night into Monday, so the breezes will pick up during that time. High temps will reach the upper 70s on Monday, then drop to the mid 70s on Monday as another system zips by and drags in cooler air.