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Wind, scattered showers expected in Las Vegas through Tuesday

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Rain falls on the Las Vegas Strip Monday, April 8, 2013. The National Weather Service reported that scattered showers and wind are expected through Tuesday.

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Crossing guard Lois Kern waits for schoolchildren under an umbrella at Mountain View Park in Henderson, April 8, 2013. The National Weather Service reported that high winds and showers are expected later this week.

Wind, with gusts this afternoon of up to 50 mph, and rain showers are expected to hang around the Las Vegas Valley through Tuesday, prompting the county to issue a dust advisory.

Scattered showers were reported throughout the valley this morning, National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Gorelow said.

More of the same is forecast through Tuesday, though wind gusts are expected to diminish to 15 to 25 mph, he said.

Conditions prompted the Clark County Department of Air Quality to issue an advisory through Tuesday morning asking operators of construction sites to take precautions to prevent blowing dust. But unhealthy levels of dust have not been reported.

Dust can aggravate respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma, and it may be best for children, the elderly, and people with respiratory diseases to stay indoors during dust storms, officials said.

Temperatures, meanwhile, are expected to top out in the mid 60s today and tomorrow, before climbing back to the high 70s Wednesday and the 80s on Thursday.

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