Chilly air crept into Las Vegas overnight, along with rain in the valley and snow on Mount Charleston.
“We had an early-season storm move through,” National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Stumpf said of the overcast weather Thursday morning. “It’s going to be pretty chilly.”
Some places outside of the valley got a half inch of rain, but most of the area got only a trace.
No more rain is expected until late next week. Clouds covering the city Thursday will stick around until late afternoon, and the high temperature for the day will be 66 degrees, Stumpf said.
Friday will see slightly higher temperatures of 73 degrees and Saturday will warm up to about 77 degrees.
The snowfall on Mount Charleston is the first significant amount this season, and the earliest that 5 to 6 inches have fallen on the mountain since 1980, according to the weather service.
The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort reported that they received seven inches of snow at the resort and it is the earliest significant snowfall there since 2009, and more snow is expected to fall over the next few days.
If conditions permit, the resort will open earlier than its scheduled Nov. 29 opening.
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