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13 FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY: Rain from California moving towards Clark County

Posted at 5:49 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 02:24:21-04

APRIL 9 UPDATE 6:32 A.M.: Rain, and possibly some thundershowers, are expected in the Las Vegas valley by Thursday midday and afternoon. A storm from California is making its way in the direction of the Las Vegas area.

Any storms that pop today could have small hail. The upper level low responsible for record-breaking rain in Barstow on Wednesday should yield enough instability for downpours near Las Vegas to grow enough to support hail due to the cold air aloft. Areas that see showers can also expect breezy conditions, although away from the rain it will be much, much calmer than Wednesday was!

APRIL 8 UPDATE 5 A.M.: Wednesday is another Action Day in the Las Vegas valley with the threat of rain and thunder beginning this afternoon through the evening and overnight.

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13 Action News Meteorologist Justin Bruce takes a look at when you can go outside today, watch in the player below. You can follow Justin on Twitter at @just1nbruce.

Current Conditions: 13 First Alert Weather

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APRIL 7 UPDATE 5 A.M.: Temperatures dip across the Las Vegas valley on Tuesday with highs in the 60s, low for this time of year. Light rain is expected, mainly this morning through midday. Better rain chances today to the west of Las Vegas in the Spring Mountains, as well as Indian Springs, Pahrump, and Beatty.

Current Conditions: 13 First Alert Weather

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Monday is a 13 First Alert Action Day for the Las Vegas valley because wet conditions are expected to develop this afternoon and the chance of passing showers continues this evening, tonight, and Tuesday.

Another push of rain will soak the valley late Wednesday through early Thursday.

Current Conditions: 13 First Alert Weather

April is typically the third-driest month of the year, but with up to 1" of rain in Las Vegas between Monday and Thursday, we think some daily rainfall records may be broken.

Here are the current records:

  • Monday, April 6: 0.10" in 1986
  • Tuesday, April 7: 0.35" in 1958
  • Wednesday, April 8: 0.28" in 1943
  • Thursday, April 9: 0.81" in 2016

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 11 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Wednesday for heavy, wet snow above 6,500 feet (including the town of Mt. Charleston and Lee Canyon, which is closed).

Power outages will be possible and travel along Highways 156, 157, and 158 may be very difficult. Expect snow totals of 6"-12" above 6,500 feet, 12"-18" above 7,500 feet, and possible 24" near the peaks.

13 Action News Meteorologist Justin Bruce has your forecast live on Good Morning Las Vegas at 4:30, 5, and 6 a.m., and on 13 Action News Live at Midday at 11 a.m. Then tune in this evening as 13 Action News Meteorologist Dani Beckstrom takes over with updated forecasts at 3, 5, 6, and 11 p.m.