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Thunderstorms bring rain, lightning to Las Vegas valley

Posted at 9:27 AM, Apr 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 21:56:46-04

UPDATE: 6:30 P.M. 13 Action News Meteorologist Dan Bronis says clouds are clearing with a slight chance of showers as we head into the evening.

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UPDATE 4:09 P.M. Sports fields within the City of Las Vegas have been closed for the rest of the evening due to weather.

UPDATE AT 2:35 P.M. Craig Ranch Regional park in North Las Vegas is now closed because of excessive flooding, according to City of North Las Vegas.

UPDATE AT 2:25 P.M. The National Weather Service says that an Airport Weather Warning has been issued for McCarran International Airport until 5 p.m. because of wind gusts over 40 mph. Winds may result in some flights being delayed.

UPDATE 1:24 P.M. APRIL 29: A Flood Advisory is in effect for the valley until 5 p.m. Minor street flooding can be expected.

UPDATE AT 1:15 P.M. APRIL 29: A live look from outside our studio near Valley View Boulevard and and Desert Inn Road. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect.

UPDATE AT 12:45 P.M. APRIL 29: The Nevada Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Clark County. NWS says that a severe thunderstorm was spotted over Sloan at 12:43 p.m. It is moving northwest at 30 mph. The warning is in effect until 1:30 p.m.

UPDATE AT 12:15 P.M. APRIL 29: The rain has arrived in the Las Vegas valley. In addition, there have been reports of hail in the area of Mountain's Edge.

UPDATE APRIL 29: It's still looking like rain is headed to the Las Vegas valley on Monday.

13 Action News meteorologist Justin Bruce is predicting thunderstorms starting later this morning and continuing throughout the afternoon. The storms could deliver brief heavy downpours, lightning, gusty winds and even small hair. Rain was spotted around 5 a.m. in the Henderson and Boulder City area.

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Today's high temperatures will only be in the 70s, which is about a 20 degree drop from Sunday's high temps.

ORIGINAL STORY
If you weren’t quite prepared for the heat the last couple of days, the valley will get a bit of a break early this week.

Clouds and wind will increase throughout the day on Sunday and the temperature will begin to drop after topping off in the low 90s on Sunday.

Residents of the valley can expect scattered showers, maybe even thunderstorms, on Monday. Temperatures around the valley will barely hit 80 degrees.

No rain on Tuesday but the wind is going to stick around for a bit. The temps will slowly rise throughout the week and will be in the upper 80s by next weekend.

The first full week of May isn’t looking so bad either.

Temperatures will be in the mid 80s in the beginning of the week and creep up to near 90 by the end of the week. No rain is expected and winds will be between 10 and 14 mph for most of the week.