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Hot, windy Friday forecast in Las Vegas before holiday cools

Similar to Thursday which reached a high of 102, a hot and windy day is forecast Friday for the Las Vegas region.

A high of 101 is forecast by the National Weather Service. South-southwest winds of 7 to 12 mph in the morning Will escalate to 13-18 mph in the afternoon. A red flag warning runs from noon to 8 p.m.

South-southwest winds of 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph and afternoon humidity levels of 5-15 percent will create conditions where any fires that develop will spread rapidly.

Winds will continue into the night with a Saturday morning low around 73.

As a trough moves through and cools the valley, the Saturday high should be near 95. Winds could again gust to 40 mph.

The Sunday high should be near 88 with a Memorial Day high near 82 before temperatures begin a rise starting Tuesday. Winds will remain nearly as strong.

The last measurable rain at Harry Reid International Airport was 0.10 of an inch on March 28.

Contact Marvin Clemons at [email protected]. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.

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