Snow warning for mountains as rain returns to Las Vegas

Updated January 16, 2019 - 9:45 pm

A winter weather advisory in the Spring Mountains and Sheep Range has been issued for Wednesday night as the chances for rain ramp back up in the Las Vegas Valley.

The National Weather Service issued the advisory from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 4 a.m. Friday for elevations above 7,000 feet in both the mountain ranges.

It said 6 to 12 inches of snow are expected to fall on peaks above 8,000 feet. Winds will gust as high as 50 mph.

The valley will likely see more rain showers Wednesday night into Thursday, with a 20 percent chance of showers after 10 p.m. Wednesday and a 70 percent chance for light showers on Thursday, the weather service said.

The rain should be gone by Friday, when the valley is expected to be sunny and dry throughout the weekend.

Highs will be in the lower 60s with overnight lows in the mid-40s through the weekend.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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