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Chance of rain, cooler temps for Las Vegas on Labor Day

Wind gusts of 45 to 70 mph rocked the Las Vegas Valley on Sunday night, causing more than 4,500 NV Energy customers to lose power, according to the National Weather Service.

The gusts, which whipped up dust and even exceeded 70 mph in some spots, were caused by a thunderstorm complex moving out of Arizona.

The powerful winds were absent for Labor Day, and the valley stayed pretty dry, with the exception of about .08 of an inch of rain in the far east valley, according to the weather service. The holiday hit a high of 102 degrees.

Tuesday’s high is expected to hit 103, followed by 105 on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday should see highs near 103.

A slight chance of rain, about 20 percent, will last through Thursday, according to the weather service.

Contact Michael Scott Davidson at sdavidson@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3861. Follow @davidsonlvrj on Twitter.

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