Winds blowing from the north up to 45 mph will pose shifting and dust problems for the entire Las Vegas area starting Friday morning, according to a strong wind advisory from the National Weather Service.
Steady winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts to 45 mph will begin Friday morning for all of southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. Strong winds are expected to continue through the southern portion of the region into Lake Havasu City, Arizona through Saturday afternoon.
⚠️Friday-Saturday Wind Advisory⚠️ Another round of gusty northerly winds are expected to impact the region Friday-Saturday. Strong crosswinds will impact high profile vehicles and produce choppy water on area lakes. #nvwx #azwx #cawx pic.twitter.com/Z1cp07A3Gm
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) January 20, 2022
The strongest winds may occur south of Las Vegas, according to the advisory.
“The highest wind speeds will be concentrated on the highest terrain,” the notice states. “Dangerous crosswinds are possible along Interstate 15 between Barstow-Daggett and Primm as well as along Interstate 40 between Barstow-Daggett and Needles.”
Motorists are advised to be extra careful when driving, especially if driving a large vehicle. Outdoor objects must also be secured. Downed tree limbs and power outages due to downed lines are possible.
No more clouds in Las Vegas
In Las Vegas, clouds are expected to increase on Friday with a high of 62 expected. Light morning winds will increase as the day progresses. Overnight low will be around 43 with winds blowing up to 25 mph.
Saturday will be a little cooler with still strong winds.
Conditions should be calmer on Sunday with a high near 62.
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