Chance of Rain, Clouds During Solar Eclipse in Las Vegas Valley

Clouds gather over Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2016. Brett Le Blanc Las Vegas Review-Journal
Zion National Park, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. (Elizabeth Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

The Las Vegas Valley can expect chances of thunderstorms moving into early next week that may affect viewing of the solar eclipse, the National Weather Service said.

Monday morning’s forecast may bring in unfavorable clouds and rain during the solar eclipse, which is expected in the valley about 10:30 a.m., the weather service said.

“There’s a good chance of decent cloud cover early Monday morning,” meteorologist Alex Boothe said. “Pretty much right at the time of the eclipse.”

Saturday was fairly sunny with a high of 103 degrees, and Sunday is expected to be the same with a 101 degrees high, meteorologist John Salmen said.

Temperatures should start to drop on Monday, with a high of 96 degrees; Tuesday, 98 degrees; and Wednesday, 99 degrees, Salmen said.

Monday will see a 30 percent chance of rain, which will drop to 20 percent Tuesday and Wednesday, the weather service said.

The weather service predicts nighttime lows to remain around the upper 70s to low 80s.

Contact Isabelle Delgado at idelgado@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @izzydd_ on Twitter. Review-Journal writer Bianca Cseke contributed to this report.

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