Wind advisory in effect in Las Vegas Valley

Higher wind speeds and cooler temperatures are expected for Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

A wind advisory for the valley is in effect until 11 p.m. Friday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Chad Shafer said. Thursday saw southwest winds up to 35 miles per hour.

The high for Thursday was 95 degrees, and the low was 70 degrees. Friday’s high will drop to 85 degrees, and Saturday’s high is expected to be 77, Shafer said. Thursday will be the hottest in the seven-day forecast.

Strong winds are expected Friday with gusts around 40 to 50 miles per hour in the afternoon, meterologist Barry Pierce said.

Outside of the valley, wind speeds will be even higher, with Red Rock Canyon and the Spring Mountains expected to see gusts up to 70 mph. The wind advisory for these areas extends until 5 a.m. Saturday, Shafer said.

High-profile vehicles are especially susceptible to the high cross winds, he said.

No rain is expected with the weather change.

The high winds should subside after Saturday.

Review-Journal writer Jessica Terrones contributed to this report. Contact Christian Bertolaccini at and 702-383-0381. Follow @bertolaccinic on Twitter.

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