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Weather whiplash on the way for Las Vegas valley

Posted at 5:10 AM, Oct 23, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — After an unusually hot and long summer, Las Vegas is about to see a big drop in temperature.

The high temperature for Friday and Saturday is expected to be 83 and overnight temperatures will be in the low 60s.

Temperatures will begin dropping on Sunday (high in the mid-70s) and the forecast high for Monday is 58 degrees, which is almost a drop of 30 degrees from Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service, it is even possible that there will be some freezing temperatures outside of Las Vegas. On Sunday and Monday nights, the lows are expected to fall to the 20s on Mount Charleston.

Additionally, there is a 30% chance of rain showers in the Las Vegas valley Sunday afternoon and Sunday night, although accumulations are expected to be light and well under a tenth of an inch. Las Vegas has not had rain (officially) since April 20 so any moisture could loosen dirt and oil on the roads and lead to slippery travel late Sunday through early Monday.


Temperatures will start to climb after Monday, but highs in the 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday are still about 10-15 degrees below average for late October. By the end of next week, it will return to the 70s, which is more typical for Las Vegas as we approach Halloween.