Rain, wind expected New Years Day as Las Vegas starts 2023
Rain showers are a minor possibility Sunday before a day of clearing, says National Weather Service.
Updated January 1, 2023 - 3:00 pm
Scattered showers are a 30 percent probability in Las Vegas on the first day of 2023.
A partly sunny sky and a high near 57 is forecast for Sunday by the National Weather Service. A southwest wind around 17 mph will become northwest in the afternoon and could gust to 26 mph.
Isolated showers are forecast before 10 p.m. Sunday evening while winds will range from 9 to 14 mph with gusts to 22 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thunderstorms and showers were moving north from southern California through Laughlin Sunday morning
Monday will offer a break between cold fronts with a mostly sunny sky and a high near 54.
Showers are a slim possibility on Tuesday morning and later Wednesday, says the weather service.
Fireworks not stopped
Rainfall and elevated winds threatened but failed to cancel the New Year’s Eve fireworks show on Saturday night.
Snowfall in the Spring Mountains was expected to perhaps reach 8 to 16 inches overnight while rainfall was mostly light over nearly all of the valley.
The Nevada Department of Transportation announced Saturday night that snow chains or tires are required for Kyle Canyon and Lee Canyon roads into Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.
The rain was only the third time precipitation has been recorded on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas with .21 of an inch of rain in 1943 being the only meaningful rain in the valley on the last day of the year.
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