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Weather impacting traffic around the Las Vegas valley

Storm also brings snow to Mount Charleston
Rain spreads across the Las Vegas valley
Posted at 7:43 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 10:23:29-04

UPDATE MAY 2: Chances for rain and cool temperatures continue today as a large system continues to move through the area. 

Scattered showers are still expected today and highs will only top out in the mid and upper 60s.  

Yesterday, slick roads and flooding made for tough driving conditions around the Las Vegas valley. Already today the weather played a part in a crash on U.S. 95 and Tropicana Avenue.

UPDATE 3 P.M. MAY 1: After early-morning rain in several parts of the Las Vegas valley on Tuesday, a new storm began moving through the valley around 2 p.m. 

The storm brought heavy rain, thunder and lightning, and even hail to some parts of Las Vegas.


A large Pacific system is responsible for cooler temperatures and rain over the Las Vegas valley the next couple of days.  

Chances for scattered showers will be in place throughout the morning, with a lag midday and a return of showers in the afternoon.  Skies will be mostly cloudy and afternoon highs will top out in the upper 60s.

This morning's showers caused delays on many local roadways and there were several crashes on the I-15, U.S. 95 and 215 beltway, which may or may not have been related to slick roadways.

Chances for showers will continue on Wednesday and will move on by Thursday.

Snow has also fallen on Mount Charleston, which is unusually late in the season.