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Rain leaving the Las Vegas valley

Posted at 5:30 AM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 02:32:07-05

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4:15 P.M. Meteorologist Dani Beckstrom says says rain is starting to clear up in the valley.

3:15 P.M. UPDATE: The rain is moving out of the Las Vegas valley.

2:45 P.M. UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory until 3:15 p.m. for west central Mohave County, northeastern San Bernardino County and Clark County.

Moderate to heavy rain is currently being reported across much of Clark County.

Some locations will experience flooding, including Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Bullhead City, Mesquite, Boulder City, Laughlin, Rainbow Canyon, Summerlin and Nellis Air Force Base.

The rain is expcted to begin tapering off after 4 p.m.

1 P.M. UPDATE: The interactive radar shows rain covering the Las Vegas valley. No major problems have been reported at this time.

Las Vegas has a wet day in store with rain in the valleys and snow in our local mountains.

Rainfall shifts inland by the morning and will likely increase through the afternoon, bringing the slight chance for a few isolated thunderstorms and brief heavy rain rates. The National Weather Service says that rain is a 90% probability today.

We're expecting to see about 0.25" to 0.50" of rain across the region and a winter weather advisory is in place for Sheep Range, Spring Mountains, and Red Rock Canyon from 4 a.m. through 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Elevations above 7,000 feet will see anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of snow. Rain may mix in with the snow, which may limit accumulations at the lower levels.

With wet, snow covered, and icy roadways, travel will likely be dangerous on State Routes 156, 157, and 158. Temperatures will hover near seasonal norms with daytime highs stretching into the mid to upper 50s. We'll see drier conditions in Las Vegas on Thursday, but some clouds may linger. Temps should be back near 60 degrees by Friday.