Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 | 8:47 a.m.
Warmer temperatures are expected to return to the Las Vegas Valley on Wednesday after nearly a week of freezing temperatures.
Before the defrosting, however, the valley experienced its coldest day of the season today, with a low of 26 degrees recorded at McCarran International Airport.
The subfreezing temperatures moved in Wednesday after the first of three cold fronts swept through the valley, bringing gusty winds and snow in the mountains.
The cold streak is expected to end this week as temperature begin to climb into the 50s on Wednesday afternoon, National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Metzger said.
Until then, Metzger said, the cold is expected to linger a little longer, with a high of 45 degrees today.