After heavy showers soaked the Las Vegas Valley last week, lighter rainfall is expected this morning.
John Adair, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, said rain is expected to move through the valley early this morning dropping about an average of 0.1 inch of rain.
Adair said a low-pressure system from the Pacific Ocean will cause the showers, which are expected to stop before noon.
“It’s a quick mover,” Adair said. “It will give us a brief window of precipitation.”
The Las Vegas Valley was drenched beginning Dec. 18 and lasting through Wednesday. The inclement weather also brought heavy snows to Mount Charleston, where power lines were knocked out, officials warned of a possible avalanche and residents voluntarily evacuated.
Residents, skiers and snowboarders have returned to Mount Charleston, although officials continue to keep a wary eye on the slopes, where more than 8 feet of snow fell during the storm.
Today’s storm is expected to drop between 1 to 3 inches of new snow at Kyle Canyon. High temperatures in the valley are expected to reach 56 degrees today and Monday.
Another low-pressure system from the Pacific Northwest might bring additional rain on Wednesday. Adair said there is a 40 percent chance of rain that day, but only about a 0.1 inch of rain on average is expected.
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