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Las Vegas sees first 80-degree day of 2021

Updated March 19, 2021 - 6:09 pm

On Friday, Las Vegas hit 80 degrees for the first time this year, according to the National Weather Service.

It was the first time the valley had seen 80 since Nov. 6, when it was 86. The official measurement was taken at McCarran International Airport.

On average, Las Vegas reaches 80 around March 15. The earliest 80 was on Feb 1, 2003, while the latest an 80 has been recorded was April 23, 1941.

A cold system will move through overnight, dropping the Saturday high to 71 with winds that could gust up to 30-35 mph from the southwest. On Sunday, expect a 65 forecast with winds up to 20-25 mph coming from the north making it feel a bit cooler, according to National Weather Service.

No precipitation is in the forecast.

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