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More rain on the way? Lightning animates sky above Las Vegas early Monday

Posted at 6:08 AM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 11:29:40-04

UPDATE JULY 20 AT 8:15 A.M.: A few more showers are expected to drift north into parts of West Henderson, Silverado Ranch, Green Valley, and Henderson.

Much of Southern Nevada woke up to flashes of lightning, rumbles of thunder, and downpours of rain early Monday morning.

A weather disturbance over the desert of Southern California helped send monsoon moisture from Arizona toward Las Vegas before the sun rose.

Scattered rain is possible through 10 a.m. with dry conditions expected from late morning through midday in the valley.

Mountain storms will flare up around midday through the afternoon, with the potential for gusty winds, heavy rain, and more lightning. It's possible that a few of those storms could drift into parts of Las Vegas from the mid-to-late afternoon, although that chance is only about 30% in any one neighborhood.

A stray shower is possible tonight, but the chance is small.

Scattered showers and storms are also possible on Tuesday as that same system in California continues to move slowly across Southern Nevada.

Wednesday looks mainly dry during the day, but a new weather system will encourage scattered showers and storms Wednesday night through Thursday in and around Southern Nevada!

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