Published Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 | 7:14 a.m.
Updated Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 | 4:48 p.m.
Storm clouds that brought welcome rain showers to the Las Vegas Valley today left some traces behind, according to the Clark County Regional Flood Control District.
Rain gages in Henderson measured 0.12 of an inch and downtown Las Vegas received 0.04 of an inch.
Showers and thunderstorms arrived early in Southern Nevada today after storm clouds building up over the Spring Mountains pushed into the southwestern valley, the National Weather Service said.
No flash flooding was expected in the valley.
Shortly after 2 p.m., rain began falling in Green Valley and headed northeast across the Las Vegas Valley.
The rain came after a complex of moist air hung like a long comma from northern California across western Nevada and into Las Vegas, the weather service said.
A chance of showers will continue into this evening, before fading after sunset.
On Thursday, the weather service forecasts storms staying north of the Las Vegas Valley in Lincoln County and east of Southern Nevada in northwestern Arizona.
By Friday, skies are expected to clear and daytime highs should range in the lower 90s.
The weekend could bring breezy to windy conditions in and around Las Vegas and highs will remain in the low 90s, the average temperature for this time of year.