May 27, 2022 - 5:30 am
Similar to Thursday which reached a high of 102, a hot and windy day is forecast Friday for the Las Vegas region.
A high of 101 is forecast by the National Weather Service. South-southwest winds of 7 to 12 mph in the morning Will escalate to 13-18 mph in the afternoon. A red flag warning runs from noon to 8 p.m.
⚠️Red Flag Warning Friday & Saturday⚠️
📍S. Nevada & NW Arizona
🌬️W/SW winds with 35-40+ mph wind gusts
🔥Don't recreate with sparks. This includes: target practice & fireworks.
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) May 27, 2022
South-southwest winds of 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph and afternoon humidity levels of 5-15 percent will create conditions where any fires that develop will spread rapidly.
Winds will continue into the night with a Saturday morning low around 73.
As a trough moves through and cools the valley, the Saturday high should be near 95. Winds could again gust to 40 mph.
The Sunday high should be near 88 with a Memorial Day high near 82 before temperatures begin a rise starting Tuesday. Winds will remain nearly as strong.
The last measurable rain at Harry Reid International Airport was 0.10 of an inch on March 28.