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Windy evening ahead: Gusts reach 49 mph at Red Rock, 39 at airport

Updated March 4, 2023 - 5:42 pm

It’ a windy Saturday across the Las Vegas region.

Red Rock Canyon logged a gust of 49 mph at 3:39 p.m. while Harry Reid International Airport has seen gusts around 25-30 mph from late Saturday morning with a top speed of 39 mph at 3:10 p.m.

Saturday wind gusts could reach 70 mph in the Spring Mountains, according to the National Weather Service.

Wind velocities should diminish Saturday night, but will increase Sunday.

A wind advisory runs from 10 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday and includes all communities in western Clark County and southern Nye County, the Spring Mountains and Las Vegas Valley.

Southwest winds of 35-45 mph with gusts to 70 mph are expected in the Spring Mountains. In Las Vegas, southwest winds of 25-35 with gusts to 50 mph are called for.

Hazardous travel conditions are expected for lightweight or high-profile vehicles. Downed tree limbs and power outages are possible.

Saturday was mostly sunny early before more clouds developed. The high reached 63.

After a morning low near 41, the Sunday high should be near 60.

In the central valley, wind speeds on Sunday should be 16-24 mph with gusts to 37 mph. Winds could be stronger at higher elevations.

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

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