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Las Vegas weather for Saturday, May 21, 2022

Gusts of wind are unlikely to be a factor this weekend as the 11th edition of the Electric Daisy Carnival continues.

Strong winds caused a dust advisory and widespread trouble in the Las Vegas Valley Friday morning with gusts reaching 47 mph at Harry Reid International Airport before easing in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday should see a high near 85 with winds of 8 to 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

“It should be a pleasant weekend with lighter winds before the heat returns next week,” said Weather Services meteorologist Chris Outler.

On Saturday evening, temperatures will drop to around 66 with continued breezes of 5-8 mph, a level that shouldn’t pose a problem for nighttime activities.

Sunday will warm to around 92 before a Monday morning low near 67.

Forecasts call for highs in the mid-to-high 90s through Wednesday before returning to triple digits on Thursday.

Precipitation near 2″ short

The drought in the valley shows no signs of abating. The airport, the valley’s official measuring station, received 0.16 inches of precipitation this year, compared to the norm of 2.03 inches. The last measurable rain was 0.10 inches on March 28 with a trace on April 22.

Contact Marvin Clemons at [email protected] or 702-863-4285. follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.