Las Vegas Sun

December 17, 2017

Currently: 56° — Complete forecast

Wind, dust advisories issued for Las Vegas area

Wind and dust advisories have been issued for today, with the possibility of elevated levels of blowing dust from gusty conditions, according to Clark County and the National Weather Service.

The wind advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today, with the forecast calling for southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts to 45 mph, according to the weather service. Gusts of 55 mph are possible in the Spring Mountains near Red Rock Canyon and downwind of Mount Charleston.

The county Department of Air Quality reported that air quality this morning was still good, but it would continue to monitor conditions and post updates on its website.

Airborne aggravates respiratory diseases, and under windy conditions, people with heart or lung disease, older adults and children may feel better staying indoors, officials said.

The winds are expected to develop late this morning, peak in strength this afternoon and gradually subside this evening, according to the weather service.

A cold front sweeping through the state is bringing the wind, with cooler air filtering into the region and lingering into early next week, officials said. Today’s high is expected to reach 83 degrees, dropping to the upper 70s and low 80s through Monday.