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Rain, storms possible Monday afternoon in Las Vegas

Updated August 24, 2020 - 8:59 am

Rain and thunderstorms could enter the Las Vegas Valley on Monday afternoon, according to the latest National Weather Service forecast.

“It’s about a 30% chance in the mountains and 10% in the valley,” weather service meteorologist Todd Lericos said. “The heat will develop in the afternoon and the rain could come through about sunset.”

Parts of the Spring Mountains received 1 to 2 inches of rain Sunday along with hail in the first monsoonal storm of the summer.

Duck Creek Road was closed for some debris washing across the road, Lericos said.

The forecast high for Monday is 108, which will be the 54th consecutive day of a high of 100 or more at McCarran International Airport. The record is 66 straight days in 1944.

A string of eight days of 110 or higher ended when Saturday’s high rose to 105. The record is 10 consecutive days in 1961.

Forecast highs remain around 107 through the week before dropping to about 104 next weekend, a few degrees above normal.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.

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