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Thursday's rainfall sets record

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This lightning photo was captured in the area of St. Rose Parkway and Eastern Avenue on Wednesday. (Jon Jonski Grajewski) This lightning photo was captured in the area of St. Rose Parkway and Eastern Avenue on Wednesday. (Jon Jonski Grajewski)
Motorists dredged through high water on Boulder Highway. (Christian Cazares/FOX5) Motorists dredged through high water on Boulder Highway. (Christian Cazares/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The National Weather Service allowed a flood advisory for southern Nevada to expire at 4:15 p.m.

Minor flooding was forecasted in urban areas in central Clark County, the NWS said.

Overnight, more than a half of an inch of rain fell as the Las Vegas area got a jolt of fall thunderstorms early Thursday.

Rainfall amounts since midnight were measured as little as 0.04" and as much as 0.63" in certain parts of the valley, FOX5 meteorologist Les Krifaton said.

Krifaton also reported rainfall amounts for Thursday already broke a record for Oct. 11. The previous record was set at 0.12" in 1945.

Folks began to see rainfall as early as Wednesday night, as a low pressure system moved into the region.

Krifaton says the slow moving system will continue to move into southern Nevada for the next day, which will bring more isolated showers and thunderstorms. The rainfall chance on Thursday was listed at 70 percent.

The rainfall chance will drop to 50 percent on Friday before dry air re-enters the area for the weekend.

Along with the precipitation, people should expect temperatures to drop. Thursday's high was forecasted at 71 degrees. Friday's high is predicted at 70 degrees.

Southern Nevada has undergone a significant weather event for the third straight month. In August, storms and flooding caused damage to some homes in the area. Those storms also claimed the life of a Henderson teen who was swept into the Pittman Wash.

In September, businesses along Maryland Parkway near University of Nevada, Las Vegas were forced to shut down indefinitely after damaging floods. Flooding also claimed the life of a landscaper who was caught in rushing water at an area country club.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story. You can get instant updates on conditions in the Las Vegas-area by downloading the FOX5Vegasmobile app.

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