Storms bring flash-flood warning to Las Vegas area

Updated July 24, 2017 - 8:19 pm

A flash-flood watch has been issued for Clark County Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening, the National Weather Service said.

Thunderstorms prompted a flash flood warning Monday that was in effect until 4:30 p.m., the weather service said. The warning applied to the upper northwest part of the valley, including the Spring Mountains and Mount Charleston.

The Kyle Canyon Picnic Area and Fletcher View Campground are closed because of a flash-flood threat, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest posted to Twitter. National forest officials also reported flooding in Kyle and Lee canyons.

State Route 156 at state Route 158 is also closed because of debris and flooding, the Regional Flood Control District said.

Over 2 inches of rain had fallen at Lee Canyon, meteorologist Clay Morgan said.

Monday’s high reached 99 degrees and Tuesday’s high is expected to reach 94 degrees with a 60 percent chance of rain, the weather service said.

Wednesday should return to the triple digits with a high 101 degrees, and Thursday is expected to jump to 105 degrees. Both days have a slight chance of thunderstorms, meteorologist Andy Gorelow said.

Friday should reach 107 degrees and Saturday 105 degrees, Morgan said. Chances for rain should drop to 10 and 20 percent, respectively.

Winds should be insignificant, Gorelow said, but each day will be humid, given the moisture in the air, he said.

“Today and tomorrow, you’ll definitely feel it,” he said.

The lows of the week should remain around the low to mid-80s.

Contact Isabelle Delgado at idelgado@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @izzydd_ on Twitter. Rachel Hershkovitz and Bianca Cseke contributed to this report.

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