Rising winds and dry weather could lead to dangerous fire conditions in the Las Vegas Valley this week, prompting a red flag warning from the National Weather Service.
The warning goes into effect at 3 p.m. Wednesday and lasts through 9 p.m. Thursday, the weather service said.
Winds on Wednesday will reach sustained speeds of about 20-25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph, the weather service said. Wednesday’s forecast has a high of 99 degrees.
Gusty winds will continue through the night and into Thursday, with 10-15 mph winds in the morning that will increase to 15-20 mph in the afternoon, gusting up to 30 mph again, the weather service said. Thursday should start with a morning low near 74 before the high tops out at 97.
Winds will start decreasing over Thursday night, the weather service said, and Friday will see light winds and a high near 99.
The weekend should stay calm, clear and sunny with highs of 100 forecast for Saturday and Sunday, the weather service said.