LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Friday will be relatively calm. We will not shake the high clouds, but we will still see sun. Temperatures will hover around the above average. The peaks will hit the upper 60s to the low 70s around town, the low 50s in the middle of the Spring Mountains and flirt with the 80s around the Colorado River. Winds will increase slightly for our higher altitudes over the next few days with gusts of up to 25 mph. A light breeze will cross the valley this weekend as a weak cold front passes. This will bring the temperatures down slightly but no big changes. Winds can blow up to 35 mph around the Colorado River.
Models show an upper level minimum developing on the coast early next week. It will travel inland and together with a short wave of energy it will create the potential for light precipitation in southern Nevada. Most of this action tends to stay in the south with more showers possible across SoCal, northern Mexico, and southeastern Arizona. A look at the higher level humidity levels, southern Nevada will struggle with dry air, but if that moist air mass can pass, light precipitation is possible. We will continue to monitor this system as the winds will pick up early next week with thicker clouds on Monday and Tuesday.
Thanksgiving promises to be mild with mostly sunny skies and normal peaks.