Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 | 4:37 a.m.
A much chillier and breezy morning is on the way for Las Vegas. But the weekend will see the beginning of warmer temperatures moving again into the region, says Kevin Janison, KSNV-TV meteorologist.
“There will be some true bite as you begin your morning,” Janison said. Temperatures will dip to about 40 this morning before climbing into the upper 50s this afternoon, he said.
That’s close to what it should be for this time of year, “but oh man, have we been spoiled,” Janison said.
Winds will start out this morning from the north at 10 to 20 mph, he said. But those winds will die down later in the afternoon, he said.
“We’ll struggle to get back to the 60s on Super Bowl Sunday, then the mid 60s, with a whole bunch of clouds and maybe a couple of drops by the middle of next week,” Janison said.
The National Weather Service said this morning’s low at McCarran International Airport was expected to be 41 degrees, which is the normal low for today's date. The record low was 19 degrees, set in 1972.
Temperatures at McCarran were to rise today to 47 degrees by 9 a.m., to 54 degrees by noon and reach a high of 58 degrees by 2 p.m., forecasters said. The normal high for today's date is 60 degrees and the record high was 75 degrees, set in 1995.
Temperatures are expected to drop to 54 degrees by 6 p.m., to 47 degrees by 9 p.m. and to 44 degrees by midnight, forecasters said.
Saturday's morning low will be 41 degrees and Saturday's high will climb to 60 degrees, they said.