Valley may see more hazy skies during Memorial Day weekend

Residents and visitors may see more smoky and hazy conditions in the Las Vegas Valley for Sunday and possibly Memorial Day.

On Saturday, much of the valley and Lake Mead area were still covered by some smoke from a California wildfire. On Friday, the Clark County Department of Air Quality issued an advisory for ozone and smoke pollutants that will be in effect through Sunday.

The advisory pertains to ground-level ozone and smoke due to the wildfire in San Felipe, Calif., local weather conditions, and existing levels of pollutants. Also, there was a wildfire burning in eastern San Diego County.

In addition, conditions at Lake Mead were getting a little rough Saturday afternoon, thanks to stronger winds. Park officials reported, via Twitter, 2-to-3-foot swells on the lake, as well as on Lake Mohave in Arizona.

Despite the winds, the National Weather Service is not issuing any fire or weather alerts.

Mount Charleston does have fire restrictions in place, and campers are not allowed to build fires, campfires and stove fires without a permit except in developed camp or picnic ground areas. The restrictions are set in place to reduce the risk of wildfires due to drought and minimal snowfall.

SUNDAY’S FORECAST: High 91, low 67, with afternoon winds coming out of the southwest between 15 and 25 mph.

MONDAY: High 88, low 67, with afternoon winds coming of the southwest between 10 and 15 mph. The normal temperature for Memorial Day is 93 degrees, and the record high is 108, set in 1974.

TUESDAY: The National Weather Service says things will cool down with a high of 80 degrees and a low of 65, and the possibility of slight showers, especially in the mountains.

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