Updated February 25, 2021 - 4:12 am
Gusty winds that reached 55 mph on Wednesday evening diminished across the Las Vegas Valley overnight, but will remain a weather factor, according to the National Weather Service.
A wind advisory for the region expired at 4 a.m. Winds were gusting to 31 mph at McCarran International Airport as of 3:45 a.m. Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday a gust of 55 mph was recorded at the airport.
Wind chills were in the lower 30s across much of the valley as of 4 a.m.
Northwest winds have intensified across the Las Vegas Valley since 730 PM and gusts of 45-55 mph can be expected until about 10 PM. A 55 mph was recorded at Las Vegas McCarran Airport at 739 PM. #VegasWeather
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) February 25, 2021
“We will still see winds with gusts of 25 to 30 mph for much of the day,” weather service meteorologist Jenn Varian said. “They will die down later in the afternoon.”
A wind advisory remains in effect for the Colorado River Valley through 4 p.m. Thursday. Winds will be 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph, the weather service said. Winds were gusting around the 40 mph of 8 a.m. Thursday.
Below 60 for high
In Las Vegas, the Thursday high temperature will be near 59, more than a dozen digits below the 73 recorded Wednesday.
Thursday overnight lows will dip into the upper 30s. The Friday high will be near 66, a degree above average. Saturday should see a high of 63.