LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Breezy conditions will pair with cooler temperatures Sunday. Watch for sustained winds between 15-20 mph and gusts up to 25 mph, especially for the local mountains and Colorado River Valley. Temperatures will land in the mid 70s before falling into the 50s overnight.
A potent low pressure system drops into our region Monday, bringing a dramatic change in temperatures and gusty winds. A High Wind Warning will be in place 11 a.m. Monday through 3 a.m. Tuesday for the Spring Mountains, Red Rock Canyon, the Las Vegas valley and southern Clark County. Southwest winds 35 to 45 mph are expected with gusts anywhere from 50 to 70 mph.
High winds can topple trees, down power lines, and remove shingles or blow weakened roofs off buildings. Travel will be difficult with blowing dust and strong crosswinds.
Where you don't see a High Wind Warning, there is a Wind Advisory that will be in effect from 11 a.m. Monday to 3 a.m. Tuesday with gusts up to 55 mph. That includes Lake Mead, Bullhead City, Hoover Dam and Laughlin.
The potent weather system brings a 10% shower chance to Las Vegas as well as a big drop to the mid 60s by Tuesday. The cool down is short lived, we'll watch temperatures slowly rebound into the mid 70s by the end of the week.