Showers will be a 20 percent possibility in the Las Vegas Valley primarily after noon Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
The day’s high should be near 59 after reaching 66 before noon on Wednesday. West-southwest winds of 11-15 mph could gust to 23 mph.
The Friday low will be near 41 before an afternoon high near 67. Winds should stay below 10 mph.
The weekend will be close to normal temperatures with an expected high of 72 on Saturday and 78 on Sunday. But temperatures early next week are forecast to drop back to the lower 60s.
10 degrees colder than a year ago
This March has averaged 62.7 degrees (the average of the daily high and low), more than 10 degrees below last March when the average temperature was 73.1. Some high temperatures last March reached at least 90. This year only a few days have climbed into the lower 70s.
The coldest March was 1973 at 60.7 degrees, says the weather service. It also says 2023 has been the coldest start to a year in the valley in 50 years.
The season’s snowfall at Lee Canyon remained at 256 inches on Wednesday, but a few inches of snow could fall Thursday.
In the Eastern Sierras, Mammoth Mountain ski resort received 28 inches of snow since Tuesday to bring the record snowfall to 870 inches at the 11,053-foot peak and 695 inches at the main lodge.