Updated October 22, 2020 - 8:08 am
If you like the warm weather, enjoy the next few days before a solid blast of fall arrives over the weekend in the Las Vegas Valley.
“We will get some freezing temperatures outside of Las Vegas and we may even get some in the valley,” National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Lericos said of the forecast for Monday and Tuesday.
A weather system dropping down from western Canada will likely bring a cold snap to our region early next week. Widespread first freeze for many areas and even a dusting of snow possible in terrain above 4000 feet. #nvwx #azwx #cawx pic.twitter.com/O0g2F8Gq5q
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) October 21, 2020
A Thursday high near 88 will be followed by 84 on Friday and 85 on Saturday, all about 10 degrees above normal.
The Wednesday high was 88. For the year, there have been 158 days with a high at 90 or above, tying a record reached in 1937 and 1940, Lericos said.
Front arrives Monday
The polar cold front will arrive Sunday. The forecast high for Monday is 58 with 45 expected for a low early Tuesday morning.
There is a 35 percent chance of rain in the valley early Monday. McCarran International Airport has not measured rainfall since April 20, a record stretch of 185 days.
The wind should move most of the wildfire smoke out of the valley.