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Temps in the 70s on Wednesday, Thursday in Las Vegas Valley

The Las Vegas Valley can expect temperature highs 15 degrees above normal before more wind and chances for rain return through the weekend, the National Weather Service said.

Thursday will be partly cloudy with a high of 76 degrees, meteorologist Chris Outler said. Winds will be light but will begin to pick up by Thursday night.

Friday’s storm system will bring “pretty gusty conditions” and a 40 percent chance of showers, Outler said. That 40 percent likeliness is expected to linger in the valley until Saturday afternoon.

The “upper reaches of Kyle and Lee canyons might see some now” during the two-day storm system. There’s an 80 percent chance of fresh powder above 8,500 feet in elevation.

Friday’s high temperature is expected to reach 71 degrees despite the 30 to 40 mph gusts of wind. Saturday and Sunday highs will drop down to 67 degrees and 62 degrees, respectively.

The valley should be dry and sunny by Sunday, the Weather Service said.

Review-Journal reporter Rio Lacanlale contributed to this report. Contact Lawren Linehan at llinehan@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0381. Follow @lawrenlinehan on Twitter.

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