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Thursday reaches record-setting high, but cool weekend ahead

Updated November 16, 2017 - 10:07 pm

The Las Vegas Valley hit a new high for the date on Thursday, and was expected to see strong winds usher in a cooler weekend, the National Weather Service said.

Thursday’s high topped out at a record 80 degrees, which meteorologist Barry Pierce said broke last year’s record of 78 for Nov. 16. The high also marked the third-latest day in the year that the valley has climbed to the 80-degree threshold, he said.

“We don’t see many 80 degrees this late,” Pierce said.

A wind advisory is in effect until about 7 p.m. Friday, with winds possibly gusting to 35 mph or more. Friday’s high is expected to reach 74.

From there, high temperatures are expected to plummet into the low- to mid-60s for the weekend, paired with lows in the 40s, the weather service said. Skies should be clear.

The weather service said temperatures should tick up on Monday with a high of 68 and partly sunny skies. The valley is expected to return to highs in the low 70s on Tuesday, when the high should reach 71 degrees with partly sunny skies.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this story.

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