February 28, 2016 - 7:52 pm
The Las Vegas Valley is a month ahead of schedule in terms of warmer weather, according to Chad Shafer, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Las Vegas reached its first 80 degree day on February 17, almost a month earlier than the March 16 average, Shafer said.
The valley will see a warm-up from last week’s temperatures in the 70s, and residents should “keep an eye out” for temperatures above 80 degrees, Shafer said.
Monday’s high will remain at 79 degrees while the low will be 56 degrees. Similar temperatures are expected early into the week. Tuesday will also have a high of 79 degrees with a low of 54 degrees.
Wednesday is expected to be slightly warmer as temperatures break off of the trend and hit a high of 81 degrees and a low of 53 degrees.
A weak storm system traveling through the north and northwest this week that shouldn’t have much effect on the valley aside from light cloud coverage, Shafer said. Low temperatures will remain in the low 50s is because of the cloud coverage from to the traveling storm. The valley will remain quite dry during this storm and have no real effect, Shafer said.
Additionally, the snow on Mount Charleston is “quickly dwindling, Shafer said. There is only an inch of snow on the ground at the fire station on the mountain. Just three weeks ago, Shafer noted, there were 16 inches of snow on the ground. There is no real chance of snow in the weeks to come, he said.
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