Weather change could bring flash floods to Las Vegas Valley

Friday’s high of 105 degrees and clear skies just may be the calm before the storm.

As far as the National Weather Service sees it, it’ll be “fairly quiet” in terms of major weather activity.

Aside from gusts of south-southwest winds, the moisture pushing up from Hurricane Delores is likely to make more of an appearance on Saturday, meteorologist Caleb Steele said.

This push of moisture prompted the weather service to issue a flash-flood watch for early Saturday morning that should last through the night.

Saturday’s high is projected to be 95, and the Las Vegas Valley will sit right around 50 percent humidity. Chances for rain and thunderstorms in the valley are likely to start in the afternoon as the weather system slowly moves from south to north, the weather service said.

Moisture will be hanging over the entire region on Sunday, giving everyone a shot at thunderstorms, Steele said. Sunday‘s high is forecasted at 94 degrees with an 82-degree low and relative humidity ranging from 25 to 50 percent.

Contact Cassandra Taloma at ctaloma@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @CassandraTaloma.

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