Southern Nevada should see more rain Wednesday as what’s left of Hurricane Odile continues to move through the region.
Bursts of storms — bringing showers, lightning and hail — glanced the Las Vegas Valley and surrounding areas Tuesday.
It was the second round of precipitation Southern Nevada has seen in two weeks from Pacific storms. But the National Weather Service projected that the latest round of storms wouldn’t be as widespread as they were during Hurricane Norbert’s destruction in the Moapa Valley last week.
Mount Charleston was hit by a short-lived hail storm Tuesday afternoon, as dime-sized chunks of ice littered the mountainside. The hail storm started about 2 p.m. and was brief, according to the National Weather Service.
Laughlin, about 100 miles from Las Vegas in southern Clark County, saw rain showers and the southeast Las Vegas Valley experienced wind gusts of 35 to 46 mph.
Odile, now downgraded to a tropical storm, should have Southern Nevada residents and visitors on alert for possible flash floods this week.
The weather service issued a 36-hour flash flood watch set for Wednesday morning through Thursday night as Odile pushes moisture into the Las Vegas Valley.
Residents were cautioned by the weather service about possible heavy rain, strong winds, dust and flash floods in the latter part of the week.
Temperatures reached 99 degrees Tuesday and there was a 20 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms. Wednesday brought higher chances of thunderstorms at 40 percent.
Remnants from Norbert dumped up to 4 inches of rain on parts of Southern Nevada last week, flooding roads and swamping vehicles.
Another tropical storm, Polo, was forming in the Pacific Ocean and was projected to reach northwest Mexico this weekend, the weather service said.
Monsoon season, though separate from the Pacific storms during the last few weeks, will come to a close at the end of September.
Reporter Annalise Little contributed to this report.
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