Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 | 4:32 p.m.
While the Northeast braces for blizzards over the weekend, residents in Las Vegas are about to get a dose of cooler weather starting Friday, as a cold front passes over the valley.
The heart of a low-pressure system making its way south from central California is expected to pass over Clark County on Friday afternoon, National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Kennedy said.
The cold front is expected to bring 40 mph wind gusts, a 50 percent chance of rain and a drop in temperature to a low of 45 degrees on Friday and 39 degrees on Saturday. There may even be a chance to see some snow, though it is not expected to accumulate on the ground.
“It’s not a real significant change; it will just be noticeably breezy and cold, not like the weather we’ve had in the 60s the last couple weeks,” Kennedy said.
While the weather won’t be anything like the blizzards expected to hit the Northeast, Kennedy said residents should still be prepared for chilly winds and slick roads.