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Could it be a white Christmas in Las Vegas?

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Posted at 10:22 AM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 13:22:56-05

UPDATE: Chances of snow/flurry activity in the Las Vegas area have increased 5 to 10 percent since Tuesday. There is now a good chance of snow in the Red Rock area and a strong possibility of flurries in Summerlin.

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ORIGINAL STORY

The big topic in the Action News Weather Center is the potential for valley snow Christmas Eve night into Christmas morning.

A secondary cold front is currently pulling off the Baring Straights of Alaska and will shift south/southeast through the next few days.

Rain chances to the valley are low; ranging between 15% and 25% in confidence. However, the valley has had widespread drizzle activity with less chances in the past. That being said, just to the north of the county, snow levels are expected to fall to 3,000 feet and above during Christmas morning between the times of 3 and 6 a.m.

For our mountains, snow levels look to follow the same pattern, which means that if the clouds accumulate enough moisture content, the valley may see spotty flurry activity on its edges, meaning Summerlin, Red Rock, Centennial Hills, Nellis, and Boulder City.

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On Friday morning, lows should reach around 39 degrees for central Las Vegas with the less-populated outer areas dropping to the mid and low 30s. These types of temperatures can hold frozen precipitation until hitting the ground.

The chance for snow to the valley in general is low. The chance of spotty flurry activity is between 5% and 10% as it stands right now. BUT, there is still a chance! We last had flurries on Christmas Day in 2008. And before that, it was 1998. Safe to say our eyes are monitoring this weather pattern very closely through the next 72 hours.