Palm trees blow in the wind outside a Henderson business in this undated image. (File/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
A cold front passing through southern Nevada on Monday brought with it blustery conditions.
The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for much of Clark and Nye counties until 8 p.m. Monday.
Forecasters said winds could gust to 80 mph in the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon. They said gusts of up to 60 mph are possible in parts of the Las Vegas Valley.
The Clark County Department of Air Quality also issued a dust advisory for the Las Vegas area. Officials said airborne dust can aggravate respiratory diseases like bronchitis and asthma. They recommended children, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases stay indoors until the winds subside.
Officials said drivers, especially of high-profile vehicles, should remain alert for strong crosswinds and loose objects that may be blown onto roadways. They said blowing sand and dust can also reduce visibilities.
Power outages resulting from the high winds were already reported Monday morning.
As the winds subside Monday evening, much cooler temperatures will follow.
FOX5 forecaster Cassandra Jones said temperatures on Tuesday morning will dip into the upper 40s, and only climb into the lower 60s during the day. She said scattered showers are also possible.
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Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:28 GMT
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