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Storms move into the Las Vegas valley Friday afternoon

Posted: 4:52 PM, Jul 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-19 16:48:25-04
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Several areas of the valley are seeing rain this afternoon and evening.

The rain began appearing around 1:30 p.m. In the beginning, it was mostly in the mountains to the west. Then, it began to develop in the valley.

Initially, most of the rain was evaporating before it hit the ground, also known as virga.

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Heavier rain began being reported around 3 p.m. near Blue Diamond Road and Jones Boulevard.

It began raining rather heavily at 13 Action News around 4:30 p.m.

By 5 p.m. the heaviest rain was north of downtown but more storms started popping up on the radar just south of city.

Showers along with a few thunderstorms are expected to continue in the Las Vegas valley until approximately 7 p.m. The storms are also bringing wind gusts up to 45mph and cooler temperatures, back in the 90s.