Mountain snow, chilly Las Vegas weekend forecast
Several inches of snow are forecast in the mountains around Las Vegas before a sunny and chilly weekend, says the National Weather Service.
Updated January 20, 2023 - 5:30 am
Snow is forecast for the Spring Mountains, Red Rock Canyon and Sheep Range until 10 a.m. Friday.
Two inches is possible below 5,000 feet with 5 inches above 5,000 feet. Higher amounts are possible above 9,000 feet. Southwest winds gusting to 25-35 mph are possible and will likely create slick road conditions.
📸2:35 pm PST Webcam Update:
❄️Flurries are flying in the Spring Mtns. Check out this time-lapse of snow falling in Kyle Canyon.
⚠️A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the Spring Mtns. & Red Rock area until 10:00 am Friday. #NVwx
Webcam Courtesy of @NVEnergy pic.twitter.com/Vxc4iC3lmJ
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) January 19, 2023
Motorists are advised to plan on slippery road conditions on the Red Rock Scenic Loop as well as Kyle Canyon, Lee Canyon and Deer Creek roads.
The winter weather advisory runs through 10 a.m. Friday and includes Lincoln County where 2-4 inches above 5,000 feet is forecast. Northwest Arizona will also receive snow.
Sandy Valley and Pahrump residents are also expected to feel wind gusts to 35 mph.
Friday will be sunny in Las Vegas, but north-northwest winds of 14 to 17 mph could gust to 25 mph. Friday night will be clear with a Saturday low around 34 degrees.
Weekend highs will be in the low 50s with morning lows slightly above freezing. The normal high this time of year is 59 with 41 being the normal low.
Contact Marvin Clemons at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.