LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Prepare for a windy weekend in the Las Vegas area.
A quick-moving storm system is expected to sweep through Southern Nevada on Saturday, bringing an isolated rain chance and really ramping-up wind speed for the second half of the day.
WIND ADVISORY TO WATCH FOR
A Wind Advisory goes into effect at 2 p.m. on Saturday lasting through 4 a.m. on Sunday with sustained wind between 15 and 25 mph and gust speeds approaching 45 mph.
The entire Las Vegas valley is under the advisory, but wind gusts will be higher for the northern and western parts of the valley, including the Spring Mountains.
The east side will generally see peak gusts around 30 mph.
Unsecured objects could become flying projectiles with gusts of this speed -- so make sure to secure loose items like patio furniture and garden tools, and bring in trash cans before noon on Saturday if possible.
Gusts to 45 mph could also be dangerous for high profile vehicles and motorcyclists on roadways.
ANY RAIN ON THE HORIZON?
This system only brings a 20-30% rain chance to the valley with light snowfall possible in the mountains Saturday.
Snow totals generally under 1" are expected for Lee Canyon and Mt. Charleston.
After the rain chance wraps up on Saturday night, the sky will clear overnight into Sunday morning.
VALENTINE'S DAY WEATHER
By mid-morning Sunday, the intense wind gusts should relax, but breezy wind with gusts to 25 mph is still expected Sunday.
Expect high temperatures capped in the upper 50s near 60º for Valentine's Day.