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Sunshine, triple digits return to Las Vegas Valley after storm

You can seen clearly now, the rain is gone.

A bright sunshiny day greeted Las Vegas on Wednesday, and the valley was given a break from troublesome monsoon thunderstorms and the extreme heat we never seem to get used to.

It’s true that warmer temperatures came back with the sun — Wednesday’s high peaked at 100 degrees — but the valley will be slightly cooler heading into the weekend. Expect spring-like highs later in the week, at least by Vegas standards.

Temperatures will drop significantly to 10 degrees below normal — predicted at 94 degrees — as a system more typical for wintertime moves in from the Pacific Ocean on Thursday evening, National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Outler said. Thursday and Friday should see temperatures in the mid-to-low 90s,

That’s when the chance for rain re-enters the forecast, but only at 20 percent. By the weekend, Las Vegas should return to a slow simmer as highs climb back into the normal 100s, Outler predicts.

Breezes from 15 to 25 miles-per-hour will be blowing Thursday, but thanks to recent rains, there will be a minimal threat of pesky dust.

Wesley Juhl contributed to this report. Contact Kimberly De La Cruz at kdelacruz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @KimberlyinLV

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