Sharp drop in temps expected over weekend in Las Vegas Valley

Updated December 2, 2017 - 8:42 pm

A sharp drop in temperatures in the Las Vegas Valley is expected after this weekend’s warm temperatures.

A high of 72 degrees and mostly sunny skies is forecast Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. But a cold front moving through the valley Sunday night and most of Monday morning will bring strong winds and highs in the mid-50s.

“We’re in for a big awakening at the start of the work week,” meteorologist Alex Boothe said.

Winds will begin to pick up Sunday evening, developing winds between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up to 35 mph across the valley, the weather service said. The winds are expected to persist through Monday, paired with a high of 56 degrees, the weather service said.

Tuesday will follow suit with another high of 57 degrees, with a possibility of lingering strong winds, the weather service said.

Wednesday should be “slightly warmer,” Boothe said, when the valley will see a 61-degree high, light winds and mostly sunny skies.

“The start of the work week might be windy and chilly, but hey, we’ll have clear skies,” Boothe said, laughing.

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

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