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Rain expected in Southern Nevada with mountain snow this week

Spring Mountains welcomes Monday snow
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Posted at 3:44 PM, Nov 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 20:54:04-05

UPDATE NOV. 26: The wind is expected to relax a bit on Tuesday, but the high temperature is only expected to reach 51 degrees in Southern Nevada. An approaching holiday storm will deliver clouds late in the afternoon with low temperatures dropping to the upper 30s before a 70 percent chance of rain on Wednesday.

A Winter Storm Warning will run from Wednesday through Friday for the Spring Mountains, including Red Rock Canyon, the Sheep Range, Lincoln County, and parts of California above 3,500 feet. Mountain snow showers should begin Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday evening.

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Thanksgiving starts with clouds and a 90 percent chance of showers within the Vegas valley before the rain tapers off around midnight.

Another surge of snow is also expected on Thanksgiving afternoon in the mountains that will bring snow totals of 12-24 inches through Friday along with wind gusts of 45 mph - making travel into Mt. Charleston and Red Rock Canyon a challenge during this time.

UPDATE 11 P.M. NOV. 25: Wind is starting to calm down in the Las Vegas valley after gusts as high as 50 mph on Monday. A Wind Advisory expired at 7 p.m.

The temperatures are expected to dip into the upper 30s overnight.

As for the next few days, expect rain on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday -- possibly mixed with snow at times, although we do not expect accumulation.

UPDATE 1:15 P.M. NOV. 25: A Wind Advisory for Las Vegas valley and southern Clark County has been issued. It is in effect until 7 p.m. Monday.

The National Weather Service is advising that wind gusts up to 55 mph could happen in the area. Gust winds could blow around unsecured objects, break tree limbs, and cause power outages.

NWS is also reporting that significant dust has been spotted in San Bernardino County in California and are advising motorists to use caution on I-15 and I-40 near Barstow.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Nevada is expected to have significant snowfall across much of the state during the week of Thanksgiving, according to the National Weather Service. Elevations above 4,000 feet stand the best chance of accumulating snow.

The NWS has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Spring Mountains and Lincoln County for Tuesday night through Friday night for 8" to 24" of snow with gusts of 40 mph, primarily above 4,000 feet.


The agency warns that the US-95, US-395 and US-93 may be very difficult to impossible to travel on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Temperatures will drop in the Las Vegas valley throughout the week. Highs reach the low 60s on Monday but will only be in the mid 40s by Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Rain chances will develop late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, and there's a chance that some snow could also fall on the west edge of the valley around Summerlin during that time frame. It is also going to be windy on Wednesday and Thursday (gusts of 25-30 mph).

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