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Storm likely to bring rain to Las Vegas Valley, snow in mountains

Updated December 6, 2018 - 11:04 pm

The storm that moved through the Las Vegas Valley on Thursday should clear out by the weekend, but not before it drops significant snowfall in the Spring Mountains, according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday had some rain in the valley after a 60 percent chance of showers, the weather service said. Chances will increase to 80 percent Thursday night as a band of rain is expected to move through the valley between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The storm should exit Friday, ushering in a lingering 10 percent chance of showers with partly cloudy to sunny weather and near-normal temperatures in the upper 50s, meteorologist John Adair said.

As with any rain in the valley, slick roads are possible, Adair cautioned.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Spring Mountains through 6 a.m. Friday, Adair said. Between 6 and 10 inches of snow is possible, with up to a foot at higher elevations, he said.

He advised to be on the lookout for winter weather driving conditions and possible road closures.

“I know a lot of people want to get up to the mountains to see the snow,” but they may have to wait, Adair said.

Temperatures on Friday should reach 58. Saturday and Sunday should be sunny and partly cloudy with highs of 59 and 60 degrees, the weather service said. Monday and Tuesday should see highs of 62 and 59, respectively. Overnight lows through Tuesday will be in the mid to low 40s.

The typical high for this time of year is 58 degrees.

The weather service also forecast the possibility of more showers starting on Tuesday.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter. Las Vegas Review-Journal staff writer Katelyn Newberg contributed to this report.

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