Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 | 8:40 a.m.
A cold front is expected to move through the Las Vegas Valley this week, potentially dropping temperatures to below freezing.
The week is expected to begin with a high of 66 degrees today and 64 degrees on Tuesday, before the cold front arrives, bringing with it gusty winds and plummeting high temperatures in the 40s for the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures are expected to reach a low of 31 degrees on Friday at McCarran International Airport, but other areas of the valley may dip below freezing on Thursday, NWS meteorologist Ryan Metzger said.
The front also could lead to rain tonight, Metzger said.
The high temperatures for later this week are projected at 48 degrees on Wednesday, 43 degrees on Thursday and 45 degrees on Friday. Temperatures are expected to slowly warm up again after Friday, Metzger said.
For Tuesday, the weather service issued a wind advisory for the Las Vegas Valley, with gusts expected to reach 50 mph, and a high-wind advisory for the Spring Mountains, with gusts up to 70 mph.