Monday, March 17, 2014 | 5:49 p.m.
Hope you weren’t getting used to those temperatures in the 70s and 80s that Las Vegas has enjoyed the past several days. If so, Tuesday could be a little jolting.
A cold front is expected to push across the Mojave Desert this evening, and forecasters say to expect temperatures Tuesday to be as much as 20 degrees cooler than the 86-degree high registered today at McCarran International Airport.
North winds – possibly gusting to as high as 48 mph – are expected to usher in the cooler weather, according to forecasters.
Winds will be diminishing gradually during the evening hours with the exception of Colorado River valley, where the winds are expected to strengthen overnight and be strongest Tuesday morning. A wind advisory and red flag warning have been issued.
Tuesday’s high in Las Vegas is expected to be a brisk 67 degrees. People in the Las Vegas Valley also can expect a breezy Tuesday, with winds out of the northeast at 10-15 mph. The high Wednesday is expected to reach 71.
Temperatures are expected to recover and return to above-normal levels by Thursday, when a high of 77 is forecast.