LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — We know about the desert heat in Southern Nevada during the summer months. Now, we are getting a reminder about the frigid temperatures during the winter season.
There was a Hard Freeze Warning in effect to kick off New Year's Day that was in place until 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
As temperatures dipped into the 20s in some regions of the Las Vegas valley.
It's 30° at McCarran at 3:30 a.m. Plan on upper 20s from 4:00 a.m. through 7:30 a.m. This will be our coldest start in 1,097 days (since Jan. 1, 2016). pic.twitter.com/AuIECBOeOm— Justin Bruce (@just1nbruce) January 2, 2019
Residents sent 13 Action News evidence of the 'freeze' from frozen pools downtown to purposely freezing water on driveways for a little fun with the kids.
However, it wasn't all fun and games with the frigid temps as icy conditions formed on St. Louis Avenue after a water main broke overnight that caused three accidents.
UPDATE: Metro closing down the intersection due to water main break and 3 separate crashes pic.twitter.com/UsTSQMFfbS— Chopper13 (@KTNVChopper13) January 2, 2019
The freeze warning also extended into northeast San Bernardino County and southeast Mohave County.
With the current cold weather it is time to take precautions when it comes to protecting things around your home such as pipes, plants and provide adequate protection for any animals that may be exposed to the cold.
The extended forecast still has Southern Nevada in the 50s for the high temperature over the weekend with lows in the 30s along a chance for some precipitation.
At the beginning of next week, the numbers are trending up into at least the high 50s during the day with 40s during the overnight hours.