Don’t put your umbrella away just yet! Thursday morning’s scattered showers will fade off in the afternoon and return full-force Friday morning.
Winds are expected to blow between 20 and 30 mph Thursday, bringing in clear, sunny skies for the afternoon with temperature highs in the low 70s.
Friday will be a little colder.
The National Weather Service is forecasting 100 percent chance of rain for Friday. The Las Vegas Valley is expected to receive half of an inch of steady rain beginning mid-morning and into the evening. Expect highs in the low 60s and winds between 15 and 25 mph in areas with no rain.
More scattered showers are anticipated Saturday with a 40 percent chance of rain and highs in the mid-60s.
The weather service is forecasting a 20 percent chance of rain on Sunday and dry weather into next week.
Mount Charleston is a different story.
The mountain is expected to receive a one-third of an inch of rain, and a high-wind advisory is in place for Thursday. Winds are expected to gust between 45 and 55 mph into the afternoon and will die down in the evening.
Starting Friday morning and into the evening, the mountain will get 1 to 2 inches of rain with snowfall above 9,000 feet, accompanied by 10-to-20 mph winds.
Depending on the consistency of Friday’s rainfall, there is potential for flooding and debris flow in areas of the burn scar left from last summer’s fires. If the rain comes in steady showers over a six- to 10-hour period, there will be less cause for concern than if it falls in heavy, short bursts, according to the weather service.
On Saturday the mountain will see lower snow levels, around 6,000 feet, accompanied by scattered rainfall.
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