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Slight chance of rain this week in Las Vegas Valley

Updated December 19, 2017 - 10:15 pm

The Las Vegas Valley could see winds gusting higher than 50 mph on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

Wednesday’s forecast high of 65 degrees is expected to be accompanied by sustained winds around 20 mph, but gusts could reach as high as 55 mph in some parts of the valley, the weather service said.

Daytime highs are expected to drop Thursday when the valley will see a forecast high of 52 degrees. Highs near 53 degrees are expected Friday as Saturday.

Breezy conditions are expected to open the weekend when winds up to 25 mph are possible on Saturday. Lighter winds are expected Sunday, which shows a forecast high of 50 degrees.

Nighttime lows after Wednesday are expected to be in the low- to mid-30s. Nighttime temperatures are expected to drop to freezing levels this weekend for the first time since Dec. 27, 2016, the weather service said.

A slight chance of rain this week could end a record-threatening dry streak in the Las Vegas Valley. Wednesday shows a 10 percent chance of rain, the weather service said.

The record, set in 1944, is 101 days with of no rainfall. If the valley would set a new record Sunday if there is no rain this week.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Rio Lacanlale contributed to this story.

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