13 First Alert Weather Forecast | Wednesday morning, Aug. 18, 2021

Windy but not quite as hot.
Posted at 5:27 AM, Aug 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-18 12:39:07-04

LAS VEGAS — Southwest winds continue today with gusts picking back up to 30 mph. Afternoon highs should be limited to the upper 90s for the first time since late July. A mostly sunny sky is expected in Las Vegas, as yesterday's wildfire smoke thins out. Scattered heavy storms are expected across Utah and Arizona, but rain chances in Las Vegas this afternoon are only 10%. Temperatures tonight will drop to the mid 70s as winds drop below 20 mph after midnight, so it will be cooler as we start Thursday. Highs stay in the mid 90s Thursday afternoon as south winds blow at 10-20 mph, but wildfire smoke near Lake Tahoe should move to Southern Nevada and turn thick as the day wears on. Highs linger in the upper 90s Friday and Saturday before hitting 101° Sunday. Gusts will generally be from the south at 20-25 mph those days as sunshine rules. Temperatures heat up a little early next week, but should stay below 105° through midweek.