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Las Vegas Valley to dry out on weekend before cold, windy week

Updated January 18, 2019 - 8:58 pm

After a soggy week, the Las Vegas Valley can expect a dry weekend with warmer-than-normal temperatures ahead of a cold, windy start to next week.

“We should get a dry weekend with temperatures warming back to a few degrees above normal,” National Weather Service meteorologist Clay Morgan said Friday morning.

Temperatures reached 62 on Friday afternoon – 4 degrees above the average high of 58 for this time of year – and are expected to dip to 44 overnight. Saturday and Sunday will see highs near 62 and 64, respectively, with lows hovering near 45.

The weather service issued a high wind watch for Sunday evening into Monday morning, the weather service said. Winds are expected to reach 20 mph to 30 mph by early Monday before dropping to 10 mph to 20 mph later in the day.

A cold front expected to move through the valley from the north will drag temperatures down and cause the increased winds starting Monday, Morgan said.

Monday’s high will be near 58, Tuesday will see a high near 56, and Wednesday will be about 59, the weather service said. Overnight lows Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be 40, 38 and 42, respectively.

Contact Kimber Laux at klaux@reviewjournal.com. Follow @lauxkimber on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Katelyn Newberg contributed to this report.

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