LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Monsoon moisture made an appearance in Southern Nevada Tuesday afternoon and chances of rain continue in the Las Vegas valley on Wednesday.
In Clark County, a Flash Flood Warning was in effect for the north-central area until 8:30 p.m, and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for the northeastern part of the county until 6 p.m Tuesday.
Meanwhile, in nearby southern Utah, one of the main roads inside Zion National Park is closed due to flooding. Read updates about that here.
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In the Las Vegas area, a shortwave of energy will push westward from Colorado bringing a moisture surge to Southern Nevada. Temperatures will take a quick dip to the upper 90s to low 100s over the next few days.
13 Action News is keeping an eye out for potential flash flooding. Storms are starting to fire up around Red Rock with flash flooding danger.
Watch a Thursday night update from Meteorologist Bree Guy:
This unstable pattern is expected to stick around for the rest of the week with unorganized showers and thunderstorms possible across Southern Nevada, potentially impacting the holiday weekend.
The highest chances for scattered to widespread rain will continue into Wednesday. Diurnally driven convection during the day could cause lightning and bursts of rain scattered across the area.
Much needed localized heavy showers are possible in the exceptional drought that still plagues Nevada.