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Record stretch of rain expected to end as clouds push out

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A Honda CR-V drives through storm runoff on El Capitan Way and Peace Way Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

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Las Vegas is expected to dry out for the first time in nearly three weeks as rain pushes north out of the Las Vegas Valley today.

Cloudy skies are expected to clear throughout the day and give way to the sunshine and dry heat to which Las Vegans are accustomed, National Weather Service meteorologist Reid Wolcott said.

But there is still a 10 to 15 percent chance of rain in the valley and a 20 to 35 percent chance in the mountains, Wolcott said.

Starting on Saturday, Wolcott said, there is no rain in the forecast for the rest of monsoon season, which typically ends in mid-September.

A dry day today would snap a record 20-day stretch of rain in the Las Vegas Valley. On Wednesday, McCarran International Airport recorded 0.027 inches of rain, but some parts of the southwest valley got up to a half inch of rain, Wolcott said.

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