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Wednesday winds to 50 mph expected to whip Southern Nevada

Updated February 2, 2022 - 6:01 am

A cold front delivering gusty winds up to 50 mph will pose problems for Southern Nevada residents on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Southern Nevada as well as southeast California are under a high wind advisory from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday. North winds of 25 to 35 mph and gusting to 50 mph are expected. Winds in the Colorado River Valley could reach 60 mph.

Blowing dust is expected to cause air quality issues, with moderate air quality for large and small particles forecast for Wednesday, Friday and Saturday by the Clark County Division of Air Quality.

Winds could lead to downed tree limbs and power outages. Driving may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

The Wednesday high temperature in Las Vegas is expected to reach 50 under a sunny sky. The Thursday morning low is projected at 32 for Harry Reid International Airport, but lows are likely to reach into the upper 20s in higher elevations and other parts of the Las Vegas Valley.

Calmer on Thursday

Wind conditions are expected to calm down on Thursday with north winds of 10-15 mph gusting up to 23 mph. The high should be near 53.

The Friday high will rise to around 57 before weekend highs edge into the low 60s, just about normal for early February.

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

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