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Rain in Las Vegas Valley, snow in mountains by week’s end

Updated January 29, 2019 - 9:13 pm

Two storms are headed toward Las Vegas and are expected to bring rain to the valley and snow to the mountains later this week, according to the National Weather Service.

The first storm system is expected Thursday, bringing a 20 percent chance for rain, diminishing to 10 percent on Friday.

“But the weekend system is much stronger and looks more promising,” weather service meteorologist Chris Outler said.

The second storm is expected Saturday, with a 60 percent chance of showers forecast in the morning, before reaching 70 percent by the early evening. Rain chances should drop to 50 percent Sunday morning and then taper off to 10 percent at night, the weather service said.

On Saturday, elevations above 8,500 feet on Lee and Kyle canyons could receive up to a foot of snow. Lower elevations around 7,000 feet should expect 2 to 3 inches.

The valley will remain dry until the first storm arrives, with a mix of mostly and partly cloudy skies.

The weather service is predicting a 65-degree high on Wednesday, followed by a high of 60 on Thursday and 63 on Friday. Temperatures will slightly decrease over the weekend, with a high of 59 on Saturday and Sunday, the weather service said.

Overnight lows through the weekend will hover in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

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

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