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August 1, 2014

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Thunderstorm, high winds possible later today

A thunderstorm packing winds of up to 50 mph could move into the Las Vegas Valley later today, as moisture from Arizona and Mexico pushes into the region, National Weather Service officials said.

Today is expected to remain cloudy with a 20 percent chance for a storm, weather service meteorologist Jim Harrison said. The storm would most likely arrive between late this afternoon or evening and could bring 40 to 50 mph wind gusts.

The potential for rain is the result of moisture around Tucson, Ariz., and Mexico that has been pushed toward the valley, Harrison said. Rain is expected to depart the area by Wednesday.

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