That cold front has finally arrived to southern Nevada and is bringing the wind, cold, and possible rain and snow! Our best rain chances will stick to the Red Rock area and perhaps Summerlin, Centennial Hills, and West Blue Diamond areas but even within these areas, rain chances range only between 15 and 25 percent. Snow however, looks to fall 7000ft and above for the Spring Mountain range today through the overnight with total accumulation over the next 24 hrs ranging between 0.5 inches and 1.5 inches. What we will be most concern with today will be the wind and drop in temperatures. Highs across Las Vegas will reach only in the upper 50s with winds between 10 and 20 mph along with occasional gusts around 25 to 30 mph. This will cause a wind chill factor; making it feel-like we are in the low and mid 40s. The Mountains and Red Rock area are still under High Wind Warnings until 7AM this morning due to gusts possible around 50+ mph.
Overnight lows will drop to the mid and upper 30s and with winds sticking around, freezing temperatures may be possible. A Freeze Watch has been set in place for the valley and will start tonight around 11PM and will lift around 7AM Thursday morning. Mt. Charleston looks to flirt with the single digits too!
By Thanksgiving, the front will have passed and most of the wind will have pushed towards the east. Breezy conditions for the morning will be common but subside by 10AM. High temperatures drop to the low and mid 50s and continue to drop through Saturday where our high temperatures bottom out between the upper 40s and low 50s! We will begin a slight warming trend back to the lower 60s by next Tuesday but mostly sunny to partly sunny skies will be common.Read full story