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Winter storm coming to Las Vegas, snow in the mountains

Updated December 27, 2020 - 6:25 pm

Break out the boots and umbrellas: Las Vegas likely will see rain, and possibly even some snow, when a winter storm rolls in on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

There is a 50 percent chance of rain on Monday afternoon with a high of 53 degrees, and the western valley could possibly see graupel, or snow pellets, meteorologist Andy Gorelow said.

Mount Charleston, which got about an inch of snow on Sunday, will likely see a few inches during the storm.

“The system is coming off the Pacific, and when they come that way instead of from the West they usually bring a bit more precipitations,” Gorelow said. “It’ll definitely be enough to bring a few inches on the mountain.”

The rainfall in the valley would likely begin midday Monday and continue through the evening, Gorelow said. The storm should clear out by Tuesday morning.

High temperatures are expected to stay in the low 50s throughout the week. Tuesday has a forecast high of 53 and will be mostly sunny; Wednesday will be 52 and sunny; Thursday will be 53 and partly cloudy; and Friday will be 55 and sunny, Gorelow said.

Contact Alexis Ford at aford@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0335. Follow @alexisdford on Twitter.

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