LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A cold front pushed into southern Nevada Saturday bringing strong winds into the Las Vegas valley and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning from 11 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

Wind gusts from the south-southeast were in the range of 40 to nearly 60 mph and higher in areas such as Red Rock Canyon and the Spring Mountains.

In a tweet around 2 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service said some wind gusts at Red Rock Canyon reached 65 mph. Other recorded gusts were 59 mph in the Owens Valley and 58 mph at Mountain Springs Summit, the service said in its tweet.

“The winds are producing more and more blowing dust. Be safe out there,” said the tweet.

The service said the wind direction shifted to the southwest in the early evening hours and then to the north and northwest into Sunday morning.

A 40% chance of showers was also forecast for the valley, mainly before 3 a.m. Sunday.

The weather service reported the winds could be damaging enough to blow down trees and power lines and cause widespread power outages. Residents were encouraged to secure any outdoor items.

Drivers were also warned to be prepared for difficult travel conditions, the weather service said.

Tedd’s wind warning tips

Homeowners should bring in or secure Halloween and other outdoor decorations, furniture, and secure trash cans. Turn off the irrigation system to avoid watering sidewalks and streets.

A dust advisory has also been issued by the Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability due to the possibility of high winds. Airborne dust can aggravate respiratory diseases.