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Thunderstorms drop .01 inch of rain before moving out of Las Vegas

Updated June 24, 2021 - 7:20 pm

McCarran International Airport on Thursday saw its first measurable rainfall for the month of June as thunderstorms swept through the Las Vegas Valley but did little damage.

By late afternoon the threat of rain was gone after the airport received .01 of an inch, upping the total this year to .86 of an inch, according to the National Weather Service.

Parts of Las Vegas saw rain, hail and wind gusts in the afternoon as storms and showers moved through the valley, which prompted the weather service to issue a severe thunderstorm and flood warning through 4 p.m. in Clark County.

“We saw some video of ponding and minor flooding, but no reports of flash flooding,” meteorologist Jenn Varian said about 6:30 p.m. “It looks like it all has departed.”

A pop-up thunderstorm started in the Spring Valley area about 8 p.m., Varian said.

“Allegiant Stadium was wet and it made for a pretty sunset,” she said.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Kingman area in Arizona received heavy winds and rain late in the afternoon.

The valley’s high on Thursday reached 95 degrees with a relative humidity of 43 percent in the early afternoon hours.

Clear skies and steadily rising temperatures are expected starting Friday and through the weekend. The Friday high is forecast to reach 102, before climbing to 107 Saturday and 108 Sunday.

The typical rainfall total at McCarran for this time of year is 2.07 inches, according to the weather service.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Alexis Ford contributed to this report.

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