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Morning fog that closed Red Rock gives way to afternoon sunshine

Las Vegas woke up to a wet and foggy morning Tuesday after a small storm strolled through the valley overnight.

Fog from the system prompted the Bureau of Land Management to keep early risers out of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, department spokeswoman Kirsten Cannon said.

The federal conservation area typically opens at 6 a.m. but didn’t open until just after 11 a.m. Tuesday due to low visibility caused by the fog, Cannon said.

Officially, Las Vegas received 0.20 inches of rain Tuesday at the McCarran International Airport gauge, according to the National Weather Service.

Some neighborhoods in the southwest valley and in Summerlin saw as much as half an inch of rain, the weather service said. The guage at Red Rock measured 0.34 inches. Mount Charleston received 2 to 4 inches of snow.

The sun was shining by noon. The weather service does not expect any more rain Tuesday, but said there is about a 20 percent chance a weak storm rolls into the valley late Thursday night.

Contact reporter Colton Lochhead at clochhead@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638. Find him on Twitter: @ColtonLochhead

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