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Colder temperatures in store for Las Vegas Valley on Friday

The high temperature is expected to drop by 17 degrees between Thursday and Friday and chances for rain will increase in the Las Vegas Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

The valley saw partly cloudy skies and a high of 66 degrees Thursday. Winds picked up to 45 miles per hour in some areas of the valley, meteorologist Reid Wolcott said.

A cold front is expected to push into the valley overnight, Wolcott said. Friday’s high should reach 49 degrees, which is about 8 degrees below normal.

Saturday and Sunday will see some clouds and have highs of 52 and 60 degrees respectively, according to the weather service.

Chances of rain will be about 50 percent by Monday and 30 percent on Tuesday, Wolcott said.

Review-Journal reporter Jessica Terrrones contributed to this report. Contact Lawren Linehan at llinehan@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0381. Follow @lawrenlinehan on Twitter.

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