Forecast Outlook- 3/21/23

Rolling Into Spring With a Winter-like Storm
Forecast Outlook- Monday afternoon
Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 9:09 AM PDT|Updated: Mar. 20, 2023 at 3:40 PM PDT
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The calendar says spring, but it’s still feeling like winter this week around the Las Vegas Valley. A cold storm moves in Tuesday with widespread rain, gusty wind, and heavy snow up in the mountains.

Spring arrived at 2:24 p.m. today with some scattered showers mainly focused north of the Las Vegas Valley. The best chance for a few raindrops around Las Vegas will be in the Northwest Valley. Clouds will continue to grow thicker tonight with increasing rain into early Tuesday morning. It will be a soggy morning commute, so you may want to leave the house a little earlier as you head out to work and school.

Rain will be on and off throughout Tuesday with the chance for some isolated thunderstorms in the mix. Along with the rain, wind gusts up to 55 mph are in the forecast for the Las Vegas Valley. A Wind Advisory is in effect for Southern Nevada from 10 a.m. Tuesday through 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Up in the mountains, it will be heavy snow falling. A Winter Storm Warning will be in effect from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 5 p.m. Wednesday for the Spring Mountains and for areas north of Las Vegas like Lincoln County and Central Nye County. 10 to 20 inches of new snow is forecast. Some isolated spots in the higher elevations could see up to 2 feet of new snow.

Scattered showers continue on Wednesday with drier weather Thursday and Friday. Another shower chance arrives on Saturday with temperatures staying on the cool side through the weekend. Highs will be in the upper 50s and low 60s; well below the average high of 73° for this time of year.