Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-07-26 00:48:00 –
Las Vegas (FOX5)-Approximately 15,000 NV Energy customers were reported to have lost power late Sunday night as a heavy thunderstorm struck the valley.
The outage was reported throughout southern Nevada, preserving primarily Spring Valley and southwest. Flash flood warnings were issued throughout the Las Vegas Valley until midnight.
Wow! 👀 Carlos Fonseca sent this video of a thunder-struck Strat tonight. 🌩 Flash flood warnings are issued until midnight in the Las Vegas Valley. Look back and don’t drown! #VegasWeather pic.twitter.com/wKOU5L8qrf
— FOX5 Las Vegas (@ FOX5Vegas) July 26, 2021
Due to the storm, the RTC in southern Nevada reported power outages and floods on “most highways and roads” in the valley.
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue did not report any serious weather-related incidents, but responded to fallen trees and streetlight pillars, power outages, and lightning bush fires.
Midnight flash flood warnings throughout the Las Vegas Valley Flash floods are occurring or will soon occur throughout the region. If you need to drive, be safe and be careful not to drive on water of unknown depth. Look back and don’t drown. #Las Vegas @ FOX5Vegas pic.twitter.com/JV3xldDHCs
— Sam Argier (@SamArgier) July 26, 2021
Due to the storm, some departure delays were reported at McCarran International Airport. “”Due to the traffic management program, some arrival flights are delayed, which may affect the departure flight schedule. Check with the airline To determine if the flight is affected. “
Humid weather patterns are expected to result in widespread shower and thunderstorm activity in the area until Monday night. The system is moving west from Arizona.
Thunderstorms can pack strong outflows until Monday evening.
The combination of system and rainfall will also reduce daytime temperatures in the next few days. The expected maximum temperature on Monday is 92 degrees Fahrenheit, 12 degrees lower than normal. Las Vegas will remain in double digits until Tuesday as the system is pushed north and replaced by high pressure.
Wednesday and Thursday temperatures approach seasonal values and the atmosphere is drier.
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