UPDATE: A flash flood warning was extended until 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2 for the Las Vegas valley by the National Weather Service.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s a soggy start to the month of September. Fast-moving thunderstorms crossed the Las Vegas valley Friday morning soaking neighborhoods and streets and more is expected.
Friday evening, SR160 northbound near SR159 to Pahrump and SR160 southbound at mile marker 1 in Pahrump were closed due to flooding.
At one point, northbound U.S. 95 was at Flamingo, the Charleston underpass, east of I-15, and Decatur, south of Sahara Avenue were closed due to flooding. People trapped in the floodwaters on Charleston were rescued. The strong storms produced nearly 1 inch of rain in the downtown Las Vegas area and some neighborhoods.
The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has extended the flash flood warning for Las Vegas valley until 1:30 a.m. Areas that could experience flooding include Henderson, Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas.
The thunderstorms are producing heavy rain, lightning, and strong winds. The storms are expected to continue through Saturday and possibly into Sunday and could produce 1 to 2 inches of rain for some Las Vegas valley neighborhoods over the weekend.
Additionally, thunderstorms have caused delays at the Harry Reid International Airport. Flights to Harry Reid are delayed an average of 183 minutes. Flights from Harry Reid are also delayed an average of 45 minutes.