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Forecast Outlook - 5/18/22

A Run Toward 100° Before a Cold Front Arrives
Your Wednesday evening forecast.
Published: May. 18, 2022 at 6:28 AM PDT|Updated: May. 18, 2022 at 12:46 PM PDT
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High temperatures stay in the upper 90s and low 100s around the Las Vegas Valley through Thursday. More wind will usher in cooler air for the start of the weekend.

Highs Wednesday afternoon are running in the upper 90s and low 100s around the Las Vegas Valley. The wind stays light with mostly sunny skies.

Stronger wind picks up Thursday with gusts in the 30-40 mph range. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. due to the heightened fire danger. That wind will help push temperatures up even more with a forecast high of 101° in Las Vegas. This would be the first official 100° day of the year at Reid International Airport.

Cooler air arrives on Friday, bringing our high temperature down into the mid 80s. It will remain breezy on Friday with gusts in the 20-30 mph range. Temperatures remain in the upper 80s and low 90s this weekend. Saturday tops out at 87° with Sunday at 93°. We’ll see the breeze return Sunday and Monday with gusts in the 20-30 mph range. Highs push back into the triple-digits as we head into Tuesday and Wednesday next week.