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Las Vegas winds gust to 44 mph; possible record cold comes Friday

Updated April 4, 2024 - 7:57 pm

Yet another Las Vegas spring weekend approaches … as does inclement weather in the form of high winds and possibly record cold.

Gusty winds started even before the official wind advisory started at 1 p.m. Thursday and runs until 5 a.m. Friday.

North Las Vegas Airport had gusts arriving about 11 a.m. with several gusts during the day measuring at 44 mph. At Harry Reid International Airport, winds gusted from 11 a.m. into the evening and up to 39 mph. Red Rock showed a top gust of 33 mph.

Winds should decline a bit after sunset, but are expected to remain elevated during the night.

The Thursday high reached 78.

Friday will be a much different story with the weather service projecting a high of 59. The record low high for the day is 58, set in 2023.

Southwest winds of 22 to 25 mph with gusts to 34 mph are forecast. Morning wind chills will be close to freezing in some parts of the valley.

High tree pollen and elevated dust levels from the winds have made for less than ideal breathing conditions.

The Saturday high should be around 66 with a 68 predicted for Sunday, both well below average.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com.

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