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Las Vegas temps to drop even more as windy week continues

Updated May 21, 2019 - 7:55 pm

The Las Vegas Valley will experience a drop in temperatures, wind and possible rain this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures on Tuesday were unseasonably cool, but fell short of breaking any records for the coldest high temperature on May 21, which was 66 degrees set in 1957.

The high temperature Tuesday hit 76, 15 degrees colder than the average high temperature for this time of year, the weather services said.

The valley has a 40 percent chance for rain Tuesday night, which will continue into Wednesday, the weather service said.

Wednesday will see temperatures nearly 25 degrees below normal, with a high of 65 degrees, meteorologist Clay Morgan said. Wednesday’s high is anticipated to break the record for the coldest high temperature on May 22, which is 73 degrees.

By Thursday, rain chances will decrease slightly to 30 percent, and winds will return with gusts around 35 mph.

Friday and Saturday will warm up with highs of 79 and 84, respectively, Morgan said. Friday will have less than a 10 percent chance of rain, while Saturday will be dry.

Sunday will have a 10 percent chance of rain with a high temperature of 80, the weather service said. Overnight lows will be in the 50s and 60s through Sunday.

Contact Jessica Terrones at jterrones@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0256. Follow @JessATerrones on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Katelyn Newberg contributed to this report.

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