LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Although a stray shower cannot be ruled out, mostly dry and cool conditions are expected for the Las Vegas Valley Tuesday evening with partly cloudy skies and overnight lows in the low 50s ahead of Wednesday morning. Rain chances increase again by lunchtime Wednesday as a band of showers moves in from the south and west. Pockets of heavy rain and thunderstorm activity are possible through the afternoon with wind gusts around 25-30 mph. Highs will only reach the mid 60s Wednesday with on and off showers through the evening. Highs will fall a few degrees Thursday to the low 60s with scattered rain possible, although an all-day rain event is not expected as skies stay mostly cloudy. The storm system will exit the region Friday with just an isolated rain chance as highs begin to rebound to the upper 60s under partly to mostly cloudy skies.
The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through 5:00 p.m. Wednesday for the Sheep Range and Spring Mountains above 6500 ft as heavy, wet snow is expected. Snow totals will range from 6"-12" near 6,500 feet to 12"-18" above 7,500 feet with as much as 2 feet near the peaks. Power outages are possible in Mt. Charleston due to downed tree limbs on power lines. Travel into Kyle and Lee Canyons along Highways 156, 157, and 158 will be difficult to impossible during the heaviest precipitation.
Easter weekend brings mostly dry conditions and a light breeze with gusts to 20 mph. Highs land in the upper 70s Saturday and Easter Sunday with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. An isolated rain chance returns on Sunday, but at this point is only around 20% and shouldn't be impactful. Highs will drop off to the low 70s early next week but the sunny skies hold through at least midweek.