Freezing temperatures hit valley, but warm-up expected

On Thursday morning, the first freezing temperature since Dec. 8, 2011, hit Las Vegas, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service expected temperatures to drop below freezing overnight, ranging from 25 to 28 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to rise despite a low-pressure storm hitting today and continuing until Monday night.

The storm will bring winds and possible rain to the Las Vegas Valley and a slight chance of snow to the mountains, according to the weather service.

Temperatures will be in the 50s for the high and 30s for the low. Wind gusts in the valley could hit 25 mph today and Saturday night.

There is a 40 percent chance of rain in Monday but will clear by Christmas Day. Tuesday is expected to be mostly sunny with temperatures between 37 and 51 degrees.

Mount Charleston may also receive snow Sunday or Monday. Temperatures are expected to be around 15 to 45 degrees with wind gusts up to 45 mph, according to the weather service.

Contact reporter Caitlyn Belcher at cbelcher@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0264.

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