LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas is waking up to the 40s for the first time since early April.
Highs this afternoon in the 50s will be the chilliest weather we've seen since March!
Las Vegas has a lot happening:— Justin Bruce (@just1nbruce) October 26, 2020
✅ Temperatures in 40s for first time since April
✅ Highs in 50s for first time since March
✅ North gusts 40 mph in Las Vegas
✅ 60 mph gusts for Lake Mead & CO River
✅ Elevated fire danger
✅ Freeze Warning outside of Las Vegas valley tonight
The forecast high of 58° is 2° above the record cool high temperature for the date of 56° set in 1951.
Average highs in late October are in the mid-70s, so this is nearly 20° colder than normal.
Gusts will hit 40 mph today in Las Vegas, where a Wind Advisory is in place, and 60 mph gusts are forecast on Lake Mead and down the Colorado River Valley, so a High Wind Warning has been issued.
A Red Flag Warning for elevated fire danger is also in effect.
These products will expire at 9 p.m., and winds will drop under 20 mph fairly quickly after 7 p.m. in Las Vegas.
There's a Freeze Warning outside the Las Vegas valley tonight because places like Mesquite and Indian Springs may drop to the low 30s for the first time this season.