Tourists and residents alike took advantage of the warm sunshine Saturday in Las Vegas, as the temperature rose above 70 degrees.
Saturday reached 71 degrees in the Las Vegas Valley, 2 degrees short of the 1976 record for Jan. 16, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jenn Varian.
“It peaks today,” she said Saturday night after several days of near-70 temperatures. “It’ll remain in the upper 60s through Monday and then drop back into the 50s on Tuesday.”
Thursday and Friday hit a high of 68, and Sunday is expected to reach 69.
Saturday’s sunshine meant a wet day on Mount Charleston, where by 7 p.m. all snow at the fire station had melted. Varian said Lee Canyon Ski Resort still has at least a few inches, and Tuesday may mean another chance of snow there.
There’s a 20 percent chance of rain in the valley Tuesday and a 30 percent chance of snow on the mountain.