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Rain could return to Las Vegas later this week

Updated Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 | 1:20 p.m.

The scattering of rain that hit the Las Vegas Valley overnight could return later this week, forecasters said.

Light rain hit the region about 5 p.m. Monday, with up to half an inch in some areas, meteorologist Clay Morgan of the National Weather Service said.

The official measuring station at McCarran International Airport recorded 0.2 inches of rain Monday night through this morning, Meteorologist Chris Stachelski said. The southwest got about 0.3 inches while Summerlin received the most, about a half inch, he said.

Less than 0.1 inches fell in the far east valley, he said.

No more rain is expected today, but the chance for storms climbs back to 20 percent Thursday and Friday.

The workweek is expected to be overcast, with highs in the mid 60s and lows in the 40s and 50s. Those temperatures are just above average for this time of year, Morgan said.

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, meanwhile, reported getting 4 inches of snow at its base lodge and 6 inches at its peak on Mount Charleston.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area closed this morning because of low visibility and safety concerns from fog in the area, the Bureau of Land Management said via Twitter.

The fog should clear out gradually by this evening, but there’s still a chance it will reappear tonight in the mountains, Stachelski said.

There is a minimal chance of fog in the valley, he said.

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