Above-average temps expected in Las Vegas Valley over weekend

Updated November 26, 2017 - 8:27 am

Above-average temperatures are expected in the Las Vegas Valley on Sunday with a change coming by Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

A high of 78 degrees is forecast for Sunday, the weather service said. Average temperatures this time of year are in the low 60s.

Strong winds are expected to accompany a drastic drop in temperatures across the valley by Monday, the weather service said, with a 70-degree high and winds gusting up to 40 mph. By Monday night, gusts in the valley will be calmer, down to about 20 mph.

“Wind is gonna be another battle for the valley the next couple of days,” meteorologist Alex Boothe said.

A wind advisory for the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon will take effect at 10 p.m. Sunday and will last through 8 p.m. Monday, Boothe said. Gusts could reach 55 mph, he said.

Boothe said the valley should see a 20 percent chance of rain Monday night into Tuesday morning. Winds between 10 and 15 mph Tuesday will be paired with a high of 64, the weather service said.

Lows are forecast for 56 degrees Sunday and Monday before dropping to 45 degrees Tuesday.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this story.

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