Windy conditions will continue through Friday, and storms could darken the Las Vegas Valley as early as Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
The Las Vegas Valley will stay hot and sunny this week, according to the National Weather Service. And conditions may get gusty Tuesday.
It was back to a normal hot Las Vegas summer in the valley after Friday’s surprise rain, with temperatures peaking at 111 degrees Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
Radar from the National Weather Service shows some showers and storms affecting central and western portions of the valley Friday afternoon.
The Las Vegas Valley reached 109 degrees Thursday, the hottest day of 2019, the National Weather Service said.
National Guard troops and rescue crews in high-water vehicles took up positions around the state.
The Las Vegas valley can expect a windy weekend full of clear skies and sunshine before the heat starts kicking in next week.
Gust up to 25 mph and no rain in the forecast through early next week at least, mean vegetation will be dry and easily ignited, according to the National Weather Service.
The week will start off with a predicted high of 99 degrees on Sunday, slightly below the average high temperature of 103 for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service.
Clouds will start forming Saturday with a high of 99 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, and Sunday should see partly cloudy skies and a high of 101.
Dry and breezy conditions this week prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for Clark County and much of Southern Nevada.
After monitoring weather conditions Tuesday, the National Weather Service has upgraded a fire weather watch for the Las Vegas Valley to a midweek red flag warning, meaning conditions will be ideal for wildfires.
Temperatures on Saturday only reached 89 degrees, breaking the record for the date, last set on June 22, 1976, at 91 degrees. Sunday’s high is expected to reach 94 degrees.