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Flooding closes road near Lake Mead

Over the past 24 hours, storms dumped an inch and a half of rain near Cottonwood Cove Road, causing the road to close due to flash flooding, according to a Lake Mead news release.

The road has been washed out in some locations and is covered with debris in other locations. Most of the damage is west of Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Clark County. Repair crews are on site and hope to have the road open by Sunday, according to a Lake Mead tweet.

Overnight, Nelson’s Landing near Lake Mead received 1.30 inches, and Goodsprings had 1.10 inches of rain. Needles, California, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, had quite a bit of flooding, the weather service said.

There is a chance for more rain in the area this afternoon, the weather service said.

The Las Vegas valley saw thunderstorms Friday night and early Saturday morning and has a chance of seeing more this afternoon, meteorologist Andy Gorelow said. Rainfall in the valley was 0.04 to 0.08 of an inch and McCarran International Airport saw 0.01 of an inch of rain, Gorelow said.

Saturday’s forecast high is 92 degrees, with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, Gorelow said. Temperatures will rise as Sunday will see a high of 98 and a low around 76, the weather service said. Monday and Tuesday are both expected to have sunny skies, with highs near 104.

There is a 20 percent chance of rain for Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday will see a high of 100 and Thursday will see 99, Gorelow said.

The forecast high for Friday is 98, with a low of 77, according to the weather service.

Contact Raven Jackson at rjackson@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @ravenmjackson on Twitter.

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