There are storm and flash flood warnings in Las Vegas this weekend.
Monsoon moisture is returning to Las Vegas, which is being carried with scattered storms. This is increasing the chance of flash flooding across the region this weekend.
Chances of scattered showers will settle at around the 40%-50% range for Friday and Saturday.
The National Weather Service reported that “heavy rainfall and frequent lightning” hit Centennial Hills. It has also rained in other parts of the valley, like downtown Las Vegas. The National Weather services stated how on Thursday at 7:30 pm, large portions of the Las Vegas Valley were hit by 40 mph wind gusts.
Friday is expected to have a higher risk of storms and possible flash flooding, according to the weather service. A flash flood advisory begins on Friday at noon and will last until Sunday morning.
⛈️ More monsoon impacts again today with flash flooding being the main concern. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from 12PM today – 5AM Sunday. Make sure you have multiple ways to receive weather alerts & never drive thru flooded roadways!#nvwx #azwx #cawx #TurnAroundDontDrown pic.twitter.com/zjPfZ9RcNN
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) July 30, 2021
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