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The rain is back in Southern Nevada

Posted at 7:39 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 22:39:01-05

Forty-two years ago, Las Vegas saw the most snow to ever fall in a 24-hour period in Las Vegas beginning on Jan. 4. We aren't expecting any snow today, but several communities reported sprinkles this morning and we do anticipate quite a bit of activity over the next few days, including the possibility of flurries.

According to Channel 13 Meteorologist Greg Bennett, low pressure systems are continuing to form and create elongated cold fronts that tap in the warm moisture through the southern Pacific. All systems currently look to track east/southeast over the next 4 to 5 days.

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With the southwest’s mid and upper levels breaking down stability, along with temperatures rising to the mid 50s and moisture being pumped in from the south, rain chances have increased to moderately high levels through the week.

Heavy rain or thunderstorms are not expected, but widespread drizzle activity all the way up to moderate showers should be common. Rain chances do weaken slightly as we move into the overnights, but not by much.

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Overnight lows for the most part will be too warm to create snow chances for the valley, but by Thursday night into Friday morning, lows look to drop into the mid and upper 30s. During this time, snow chances look to drop down to 4,500 feet in the Red Rock area. This yields the potential for an early-morning flurry event in Summerlin, Centennial Hills, Blue Diamond, Henderson and Boulder City areas during the early morning Friday. Accumulation will not be possible, but falling snow is plausible.

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Stick with Action News 13 and the Weather First Center as we continue to monitor rain and snow potential throughout the week! And don't forget to share your weather photos with us. Send by email to icontribute@ktnv.com or use #iC13 on social media.