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Storm brings wind, rain and rainbows in Las Vegas valley

Posted at 11:43 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-17 02:19:01-05

Some areas of the valley saw a bit of rain on Thursday night and Friday morning.

PHOTOS: Rainbows in Las Vegas

Scattered light to moderate showers were reported around the valley Friday.

A wind advisory was in effect until midnight Friday. There were sustained winds between 25 and 25 mph throughout the city and gusts that ranged between 50 and 70 mph.

The wind caused a lot of damage around the valley Friday, including knocking a trailer over near the Las Vegas Strip, trees into pools and Christmas decorations blown over. In addition, a street light crashed to the ground near Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue. 


There will be a big drop in temperatures between Friday and Saturday. The highs on Saturday are expected to be 44 to 47 degrees on the west side and around 50 on the east side of the valley. It will be less windy though.

Winds on Saturday are expected to range from 10 to 20 mph with guests between 25 and 30 mph.

Temperatures early next week are expected to be in the low to mid fifties.

The chill hit the highest elevations first. The storm brought some snow to the Mount Charleston area, although it was slushy.