LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Monsoon moisture returns to the Las Vegas area as we close out the week with scattered storms bringing the threat for flash flooding across the region both Friday and Saturday.
Storm chances increase after sunset Thursday, with scattered storms possible overnight into early Friday, before chances settle in near 40%-50% Friday and Saturday.
Pockets of heavy rain could lead to life-threatening flash flooding with a Flash Flood Watch in place for the entire region starting Friday afternoon through late Saturday.
A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for this cell just north of Dolan Springs. These storms have a NW track which means if they hold together, they’ll head toward the valley next. Our rain chances increase by sunset tonight with scattered storms expected through Saturday. @KTNV pic.twitter.com/GRDTYqr8P2— Dani Beckstrom (@danibeckstrom) July 30, 2021
The thunderstorms that develop could also produce damaging wind gusts and dangerous lightning. Highs will drop about 10º below average to the mid-90s in response to the increase in moisture with partly to mostly cloudy skies and humid conditions.
Sunday & Monday’s monsoon storms made quite a mess in parts of the region… but they also made for some spectacular views! This time lapse from @KTNV’s roof cam shows the storm that moved in Monday evening. We get a brief break from the action but storm chances return Friday! ⛈ pic.twitter.com/NTndAnn9dQ— Dani Beckstrom (@danibeckstrom) July 27, 2021
This round of rain wraps up after Sunday with storm chances dropping out of the forecast early next week.
A pattern flip brings the return of sunny skies and seasonal heat next week with highs climbing between 105º and 108º Monday through Friday.
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