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Authorities issue Red Flag Warning in Las Vegas area for second day in a row

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Posted at 8:26 AM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 08:35:49-04

UPDATE: 5 A.M. MAY 11: The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Las Vegas and the surrounding areas for a second day in a row. The warning takes effect at 11 a.m. and will last through 11 p.m. on Monday.

UPDATE: 4 P.M. MAY 10: The Severe Thunderstorm Warning is over, however the Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 11 p.m. It will then go back into effect at 11 a.m. through 11 p.m. on Monday.

UPDATE 3:30 P.M. MAY 10: The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northwestern Mohave County in northwestern Arizona and central Clark County in southern Nevada until 4 p.m. At 3:20 p.m. the agency reports there was a severe thunderstorm located nine miles south of Hoover Dam, or 10 miles southeast of Boulder City, moving east at 15 mph.

ORIGINAL STORY:
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Las Vegas and the surrounding areas.

According to the NWS, a Red Flag Warning means that weather conditions in the area can create "potentially extreme burning conditions or many new fires."

Sunday's forecast for Las Vegas predicts it will be hot and gusty with an isolated chance of thunderstorms.

Current Conditions: 13 First Alert Weather

Tim Szymanski with Las Vegas Fire & Rescue took to Twitter to remind people to take extra precautions while cooking outside and to not throw smoking materials on the ground.

The Red Flag Warning will take effect at 11 a.m. and last through 11 p.m.

Make sure to follow 13 Action News Weather Reporter Kelsey McFarland for updates on Twitter at @KelseyMarie_TV.