Winds up to 60 mph expected Thursday in Las Vegas Valley

A high-wind warning will be in effect most of Thursday as a major windstorm moves through the Las Vegas Valley.

Thursday’s high-wind warning will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., the weather service said. Winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts upwards of 60 mph are expected to pick up in the afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy and the forecast high is 80 degrees.

Winds of this strength can cause challenging driving conditions, reduced visibility due to dust and tree damage, meteorologist Jim Harrison said. He recommends securing loose items such as trash cans and lawn furniture and avoiding the outdoors for people with allergies.

Precipitation is not expected for the valley, but the mountains have a 20 percent chance of showers Thursday, Harrison said.

Friday will continue to be breezy with 20 to 25 mph winds and gusts near 35 mph, according to the weather service. Partly cloudy skies and a high of 72 degrees is expected.

Saturday’s winds will be about 10 to 20 mph and the high is forecast for 79 degrees, Harrison said.

The winds finally start to let up Sunday and the high will be near 81 degrees.

Overnight lows in the lower to mid-50s are expected through the weekend.

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

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