Sunny and warm on Tuesday in Las Vegas Valley

A dry storm system passing through the Las Vegas Valley could bring high winds just before the weekend, the National Weather Service said.

Wednesday should reach 85, the weather service said, which is about 8 degrees above normal. Skies are expected to be mostly sunny with breezes between 10 and 20 mph.

A system approaching from the west will move in on Thursday, “and what we’ll see out of that is increasing winds,” meteorologist John Salmen said. Winds will be near 20 to 30 mph with gusts settling in at 40 mph.

Thursday’s high should be 79 degrees, and temperatures will drop slightly on Friday with an expected high of 78 degrees. By Friday, the valley will see calmer north winds between 10 and 15 mph in parts of the valley, Salmen said.

Temperatures will rise again over the weekend, the weather service said, with highs near 83 degrees and 87 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.

Review-Journal reporter Rio Lacanlale contributed to this story. Contact Max Michor at or 702-383-0381. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter.

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