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EDC Las Vegas should not have wind issues through weekend

Gusty winds are not expected to be a factor this weekend as the 11th run of Electric Daisy Carnival continues.

Strong winds caused a dust advisory and widespread issues across the Las Vegas Valley on Friday morning with gusts reaching 47 mph at Harry Reid International Airport before they abated in the afternoon and evening hours.

Saturday should see a high near 85 with winds of 8 to 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

“It should be a pleasant weekend with lighter winds before the heat returns next week,” weather service meteorologist Chris Outler said.

Saturday night will see temperatures fall to around 66 with continued breezes of 5-8 mph, a level that should not pose issues for nocturnal activities.

Sunday will warm to about 92 before a Monday morning low near 67.

The forecast calls for highs in the mid to upper 90s through Wednesday before returning to triple digits on Thursday.

Rainfall nearly 2” short

The drought in the valley shows no sign of reversing. The airport, the valley’s official measuring station, has received 0.16 of an inch of precipitation this year, compared with a norm of 2.03 inches. The last measurable rain was .10 of an inch on March 28 with a trace on April 22.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com or 702-863-4285. follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.

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