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After a week of sweltering heat, Las Vegas finally saw rain

Clouds over the Las Vegas Strip
Clouds over the Las Vegas Strip
Posted at 7:33 AM, Jul 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-15 00:10:47-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Temperatures remain in the triple digits in the Las Vegas valley on Thursday, but the valley is seeing a bit of relief from the sweltering conditions of the past week.

Scattered thundershowers are expected over the mountains by noon, KTNV meteorologists project. Radar shows the showers drifting north across the valley, bringing gusty winds, lightning, and isolated, brief downpours.

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Prior to the rain, there was a 30% chance of rain on Thursday, and a 20% chance on Friday, when monsoon mugginess continues.

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Temperatures will remain hot on Thursday, with an expected high of 107 degrees tempered slightly by southwest winds at 15 to 25 mph. Evening temperatures should be in the 90s and will drop to the 80s for a few hours before sunrise on Friday.

Friday, the expected high is 108 degrees in the valley with winds of 15 to 25 mph blowing in from the south.

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Chances of rain linger on Saturday and Sunday but drop to 10%. The higher humidity will stick around with them. Weekend highs of 107 to 108 degrees are expected, and sunny conditions continue next week.

Nighttime lows are expected to remain in the upper 80s, and temperatures should reach the 90s between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. next week.

A viewer on Thursday also caught a dust devil in North Las Vegas.

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KTNV's Sean DeLancey is also getting live looks of the weather.

The National Weather Service sent a flood advisory for southeastern Clark County until 6:45 p.m.

The NWS said places locations impacted include Boulder City, Las Vegas Bay, and Railroad Pass.

For the evening, KTNV's Meteorologist Dani Beckstrom is following the weather.

Flights leaving from Harry Reid International Airport are experiencing delays as long as 1 hour and 15 minutes with times increasing.

The Neon Museum announced in a Tweet that they will be closed for the rest of July 14 due to inclement weather.

With such high temperatures, what can you do to stay safe?

  • Shifting outdoor activities to between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. is recommended — or wait until after 7 p.m. to avoid direct sunlight.
  • When working or exercising outdoors, remember to drink more water than you think you need, seek shade when possible, and cover yourself with lightweight, light-colored clothes, a hat, and sunscreen. Avoiding excess caffeine and alcohol is also recommended.
  • Pet owners should keep a close eye on their pets to make sure they're getting enough water, too.