High winds knock over traffic light pole in Henderson as storm moves into Las Vegas valley

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After what has been an unusually warm November, chilly temperatures, rain, and gusty winds are arriving in the Las Vegas valley.

Henderson Police report the winds knocked over a traffic light pole on Green Valley Parkway between Sunset Road and Cedarhurst Circle. Motorists should avoid the area.

Traffic light pole knocked down at Green Valley Pkwy. and Sunset Rd. on Dec. 9, 2021. (KLAS-TV)

Winds gusts could get as high as 40 mph today.

According to the National Weather Service, some places will see the coldest weather of the season this weekend and possibly freezing temperatures Friday night going into Saturday morning.

NWS estimates the Thursday storm will bring a 92% chance of precipitation to the Las Vegas area. Showers are expected in the valley by the afternoon. The daytime high temperature will drop into the upper 50s.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory for the higher elevations of Spring and Sheep Mountains from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. There could be as much as six inches of snowfall above the 6,000-foot level and upwards of a foot of snow above 8,500 feet.

It’s expected to get even colder by the weekend. The high temperature for Friday and Saturday is expected to be in the low 50s with overnight lows dropping into the 30s.

It will start to warm up on Sunday but another storm is forecast to move into Southern Nevada Monday night.

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