Gusty winds could reach 45 miles per hour on Saturday afternoon and stay strong until late at night when the second of two cold fronts moves through the Las Vegas Valley, according to the National Weather Service.
“Late on Saturday afternoon we could see northwest gusts just behind the front as it moved through,” said weather service meteorologist John Adair.
HEADS UP! Windy Saturday
⚠️HIGH WIND WARNING for the Eastern Sierra, Owens Valley, Western Mojave Desert, and Morongo Valley
INDWINDBERATUNG for the entire Southern NV
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– NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) February 13, 2021
The front is expected to arrive between 2 and 4 p.m. and offer a chance of showers over the valley.
“It will rain similar to Friday,” Adair said. On Friday morning it rained 0.02 inches at North Las Vegas Airport and a trail was recorded at McCarran International as the first front moved through the area.
The valley is forecast to have a high temperature of around 65 and the winds could last into the 1930s until Sunday morning. Wind advice is available from Saturday 2 p.m. to Sunday 4 a.m.
Dust bubbles possible
The windy conditions could bring some dust into the valley, Adair said.
“We will see dusty conditions from the Tonopah area all the way to Indian Springs, but it could pose a risk in the valley,” he said.
The winds will dissipate on Sunday when a forecast near 60 is forecast with 15-20 mph winds and some gusts up to 30 mph.
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