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Rain continues in Las Vegas Valley

Updated February 22, 2020 - 4:42 pm

The caucus came and went in the Las Vegas Valley, but the rain and mountain snow that fell Saturday was expected to stick around into the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

As of 4 p.m., 0.18 of an inch of rain was measured at McCarran International Airport, and more scattered storms are expected through the evening.

“It will quickly dry out overnight and will be pretty dry through most of the rest of the week,” meteorologist Chelsea Kryston said.

Varian said the weather service recorded a lightning strike in the Spring Mountains early Saturday, and the Las Vegas Fire Department on Saturday afternoon reported lightning in Summerlin.

According to the Regional Flood Control District’s website, the valley had seen widespread rain by Saturday afternoon.

Higher rain totals of 0.31 of an inch and 0.28 of an inch were reported in the north and east valley, respectively, according to the website. Summerlin also saw about 0.24 of an inch, while Henderson’s rainfall topped out at about 0.40.

There’s a 60 percent chance of precipitation during the day before it drops to 30 percent Saturday night. High temperatures are expected to reach 60. Winds will be light at less than 10 mph.

The normal high for this time of year it 64, the weather service said.

While the valley gets rain on Saturday, the Spring Mountains already have started seeing some snowfall as of Saturday morning, meteorologist Alex Boothe said.

“They should be getting another few rounds today,” he said, adding that snow chances are 60 to 70 percent.

The Mt. Charleston Lodge is expected to see 1 to 3 inches, while the ski area in Lee Canyon could see up to 8 inches on Saturday.

As of 2 p.m., 4 inches of snow was recorded in the mountains, the weather service said.

Rain chances will disappear by Sunday, which is expected to be sunny with a high of 69. Monday will see a high of 71, followed by highs of 65 on Tuesday and 66 on Wednesday.

Overnight lows through that period will be in the mid to low 40s.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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