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Sunny Las Vegas weekend on tap before chilly conditions arrive

Updated October 23, 2020 - 8:16 am

Enjoy a sunny weekend with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 80s … and then get ready for a chilly Monday.

The forecast high for Friday is 85 with sunny skies and light winds. Saturday should be near 86 with sunny skies and light winds to 13 mph.

Sunday will start with a high near 79 before the cold front is forecast to arrive in the evening.

“The winds early Sunday will not be too terrible (gusts to 21 mph) but the front will come down and it will be windy Sunday night into Monday,” weather service meteorologist Todd Lericos said.

Freeze watch outside Las Vegas

The first freeze watch of fall was issued early Friday by the National Weather Service. It calls for a possible freeze from late Monday through Tuesday morning and includes Mesquite, Pahrump, Primm, Searchlight and Indian Springs in Nevada. The northwest deserts of Arizona, including Kingman, Yucca Valley and Oatman.

The “first freeze of the season is possible as low temperatures are expected to be in the upper 20s to lower 30s,” the watch advisory says.

Residents in those areas should remember the “three Ps — pets, pipes and plants.”

“Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing,” the weather service states.

Safeguarding pets should also be a priority.

No advisory for Las Vegas — yet

No freeze watch has been issued for Las Vegas, Lericos said, adding that such an advisory is possible depending on the conditions and the location of the front.

Rainfall is possible but would be more of a hit-and-miss shower, Lericos said.

In Las Vegas, the Monday high is expected to be about 59, with a Tuesday morning low around 43.

Tuesday should warm to 69, with 75 forecast for Wednesday.

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

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