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November 24, 2014

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Valley in for a dry week after a wet Monday

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Stephan Sylvanie

A pedestrian attempts to lean away from the wake of a passing car after an afternoon downpour temporarily turned Charleston Boulevard into a rushing river on Monday afternoon.

West Grand Teton Drive Flooding

Heavy rains have caused serious flooding along West Grand Teton Drive at the intersection of North Tenaya Way on Monday, August 4, 2014. Launch slideshow »

After a day of heavy rain, flooding and road closures, residents in the Las Vegas Valley can expect a break from weather alerts Tuesday as the forecast returns to normal.

Dry, sunny skies will bring a high temperature of 96 degrees and a low of 75 degrees, National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Stachelski said.

Thunderstorms abated Monday night, leaving only a 20 percent chance of rain.

The valley should remain dry for the rest of this week, Stachelski said.

Effects from Monday's rainfall will still be felt Tuesday, however.

​Floodwaters will remain in some streets into Tuesday, Las Vegas city spokeswoman Margaret Kurtz said.

Cleanup crews will work through the night and into the morning to restore streets. Cleanup efforts are expected to continue into the week, Kurtz said.

Portions of Grand Teton Drive east of U.S. 95 were still closed late Monday because of flash flooding.

Drivers are being advised to avoid Grand Teton Drive between Durango and Rainbow and instead take Farm Road, Kurtz said.

The western portion of Grand Teton Drive has remained clear. This is being credited to a public works project that was implemented last year.

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