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Las Vegas may flirt with first 80 before weekend cool down

Updated March 20, 2024 - 12:15 pm

The odds are slightly less than 50-50, but Las Vegas could feel its first 80-degree day on Friday shortly after the start of spring.

“The odds on Wednesday are 9 percent and 32 percent on Thursday with a 42 percent on Friday,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Ashley Nickerson. “Friday is our best chance with some high pressure aloft and a little bit of wind to maybe get us there.”

After a high of 70 on Tuesday, the Wednesday outlook is for 77 with perhaps a degree or two higher on Thursday when winds could gust to 20 mph. The official outlook for Friday is 79.

But conditions are expected to change Saturday with winds developing and a high near 73. The Sunday high is expected to be about 66 as an upper system low cools temperatures close to 15 degrees from Friday’s high.

The outlook for precipitation is next to zero, Nickerson said, adding that the cool down will last into next week.

Tree pollen conditions remain very high, according to pollen.com, and grass and mold pollen levels may rise in the coming days.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com.

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