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Rain, winds possible Thursday for part of Las Vegas Valley

Monsoonal conditions could again bring some rain to the Las Vegas Valley on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Just over a tenth of an inch was recorded Wednesday near Red Rock Canyon and at Grapevine Springs along Nevada 157 in the Spring Mountains. The Summerlin area received .08 of an inch near Angel Park.

Showers also dropped some rain and elevated winds over the west side of the valley Tuesday.

A 20 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Thursday is forecast. Some storms could produce gusty winds.

The Thursday high will be near 98. Variable winds could gust to 18 mph.

Friday should be sunny with a high near 97.

Lake Mead up nearly 6 feet

The prolonged discharge of water from Lake Powell that started late last month has raised the level of Lake Mead to 1,051.83 feet above sea level as of 7 p.m. Wednesday. That’s nearly 6 feet higher than a month ago.

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

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