Sprinkles and lightning expected in Las Vegas Valley

The National Weather Service Las Vegas tweeted that "there has been some light sprinkles and gu ...

The National Weather Service announced a chance of strong storms in the Las Vegas Valley on Wednesday.

Strong wind gusts and lightning were expected with a “marginal” risk of severe thunderstorms. Few thunderstorms were expected to develop through the afternoon and evening after a morning of light sprinkles across the Las Vegas region.

Storms were expected to be primarily across the western Mojave Desert near Barstow, California, with wind gusts blowing dust, according to the weather service.

An early season push of monsoonal moisture has brought some light shower and storm chances to the region today. Best probabilities will be across the western deserts near Barstow, but just about everywhere has some chance of sprinkles today. #cawx #azwx #nvwx pic.twitter.com/zkptgQltj3

— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) June 22, 2022

The light showers and storm chances were caused by early season monsoonal moisture.

This is the first time the Las Vegas area has experienced precipitation since March 28, according to data from the weather service.

Good morning! The Allegiant Stadium cam is capturing some stormy skies to start out morning in #Vegas. There has been some light sprinkles and gusty winds observed. Should be an interesting day to skywatch with shower chances in the forecast! ☁️#Vegasweather pic.twitter.com/aj2hsoGIsY

— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) June 22, 2022

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