Rain expected this week in Las Vegas Valley

Winter weather may finally be on its way to the Las Vegas Valley after fall temperatures have left residents wearing short sleeves and sandals into mid-November.

The National Weather Service was forecasting rain and lower temperatures starting Thursday and lasting at least through the weekend. About half an inch of rain is expected, said a weather service spokesman.

The Spring Mountains have a higher chance of precipitation than the valley, and some of it may be snow.

The valley might get some sprinkles Wednesday night, but the real showers should start on Thursday. It’s not the kind of rainfall that will cause flooding, said the weather service spokesman, but it will make the roads slick for a long period of time, which can cause car crashes.

Temperatures will drop into the upper 50s, according to the weather service, with valley lows in the 40s.

Contact reporter Annalise Porter at aporter@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0264.