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Rain continues in Las Vegas valley on Friday morning

Rounds of rain in the forecast through next week
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Posted at 12:12 PM, Mar 09, 2020

9:30 A.M. UPDATE: It appears that the rain is starting to wind down in the Las Vegas area.

5:30 A.M. UPDATE MARCH 13: Another round of showers hit the Las Vegas valley around 1:40 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Big downpours were spotted in several parts of the valley around 3:4 a.m. The North Las Vegas airport saw almost an inch of rain in under an hour.

A Flash Flood Warning was in effect for most of the day Thursday in what has already been a very wet week for Southern Nevada.

The rains started Tuesday morning and kicked off this unsettled and rainy weather pattern. Here's a roundup of weather-related updates:

UPDATE 10:30 P.M. MARCH 12: Another round of moderate to heavy rainfall is in the forecast overnight Thursday and into Friday morning with isolated thunderstorms also helping to create locally heavy rainfall.

The National Weather Service said rainfall totals can be up to over an inch of rain in particular areas, with higher amounts in higher terrain, especially on east facing slopes.

LATEST: 13 First Alert Forecast

UPDATE 10:15 P.M. MARCH 12: Clark County and Las Vegas fire crews are responding to numerous swift water rescue calls around the valley, as rain continues to fall into the late evening hours.

UPDATE 9:30 P.M. MARCH 12: The Clark County Regional Flood Control District said Thursday night rains have certain washes in town at over 11 feet water levels.

UPDATE 5:30 P.M. MARCH 12: The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Clark County, as heavy rains move into Southern Nevada.

UPDATE 5:25 A.M. MARCH 12: A Flash Flood Watch for the City of Las Vegas begins Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and lasts through Friday at 11:00 a.m.

UPDATE 9:25 A.M. MARCH 11:

UPDATE 8:50 A.M. MARCH 11:

UPDATE 7:32 A.M. MARCH 11: 13 Action News Meteorologist Justin Bruce takes a look at when the rain is supposed to hit the valley next.

Watch a view of the Las Vegas Strip Wednesday morning:

UPDATE 5:23 A.M. MARCH 11: 13 Action News Meteorologist Justin Bruce has a look at rain totals Tuesday morning and Tuesday night, and National Weather Service shared a tweet with similar information.

Here's a look at the reported rain across the Las Vegas Valley since 5AM yesterday... 🌧️#vegasweather #nvwx pic.twitter.com/6mEE95QGkF

— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) March 11, 2020

UPDATE 4:30 A.M. MARCH 11: The National Weather Service is reminding people that roads are still very slick, despite the heavy rain ending across Las Vegas.

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— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) March 11, 2020

UPDATE 3:40 A.M. MARCH 11: Wet roads and fog begin the day in Las Vegas on Wednesday morning.

RELATED: Traffic alerts for March 11, 2020

Watch a view of the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday:

RELATED: Traffic alerts for March 10, 2020

UPDATE 1 P.M. MARCH 10: Lee Canyon also received some snow today.

Drive safe & check https://t.co/rGt8bZywDC for chain restrictions. pic.twitter.com/KshS8CYiZZ

— Lee Canyon (@LeeCanyonLV) March 10, 2020

UPDATE 9:54 A.M. MARCH 10: It's snowing at Grand Canyon National Park! For a list of National Parks near Las Vegas and days when they are free click here.

UPDATE 9:30 A.M. MARCH 10: McCarran Airport is advising travelers to check ahead and make sure their flight is not delayed due to rain in the western region. For arrival and departure flight information, click here.

UPDATE 9:15 A.M. March 10: Two Clark County School District staff members were transported to UMC in unknown condition following a crash in involving an overturned school bus this morning on 215 near S. Buffalo, according to school police. No students were on the bus at the time of the crash. MORE BREAKING NEWS

UPDATE 8:30 A.M. MARCH 10: Multiple crashes have been reported around the Las Vegas valley, including one involving a school bus. It is unclear at this time if there were any students on board at the time of the crash. Whe have reached out to authorities for more details, check back for updates. For real-time traffic updates click here.


UPDATE 6:15 A.M. MARCH 10: Justin Bruce have an over view of the day. For the interactive radar he mentions in the video, click here.

UPDATE 5:30 A.M. MARCH 10: There is light to moderate rain across the valley.

13 Action News Meteorologist Justin Bruce has what to expect for your morning commute.

Chopper 13 is flying this morning despite a drizzle on the window!

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- It's going to be a much wetter than usual week in Las Vegas this week.

The valley could see as much as an inch of rain over the next few days and that is more than we usually receive for the entire month of March.

Monday will probably be the driest day of the week with a forecasted high of 68 degrees. Clouds will increase throughout the day.


The rain is expected to begin on Tuesday morning, with the heaviest rainfall expected late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

There will remain a chance for rain through Sunday.

Snow is also expected in the Spring Mountains above 8,000 feet.