Extreme Weather This Weekend Requires Extra Care on the Roads

The Las Vegas Valley is expected to experience rain and snow with strong winds over the weekend. The National Weather Service forecasts a 20 percent chance of showers after 11 a.m. on Friday, with winds rising to 19-24 mph in the afternoon with gusts up to 37 mph. Overnight showers are pegged at 60 percent with a low around 45. On Saturday, there is an 80% chance of precipitation and wind gusts will get as high as 25 mph.

The Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon are under winter storm warnings until 4 a.m. Sunday, and travel to Kyle and Lee Canyons could be difficult to impossible. Chains and snow tires will be required. The San Bernardino Mountains are under a blizzard warning from the weather service, and travelers should anticipate blowing snow and fog above 5,000 feet. Much of central Nevada, southeast California, and northwest Arizona will be under winter storm warnings through much of the weekend, with Lincoln County expecting 5-10 inches of snow and travel to be very difficult to impossible on Routes 93 and 375.

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Bad weather with bad drivers is a recipe for disaster. As the weather continues to roll in this weekend, please be extra careful, minimize driving when possible, and drive at appropriate speeds. Speed limits are meant to indicate the maximum safe speed of travel during ideal conditions. So take it slow and pay extra close attention to your surroundings.

Even the best, most prepared drivers can end up in an accident with high winds, rain, snow, and ice. So if you are involved in an accident this weekend, don’t wait to reach out to us. We can guide you through the crucial first 72 hours after an accident, free of charge. Just reach out to our attorneys at 702-820-1234 and get the help you need, when you need it. No pressure. Just answers. Because you deserve What’s Right.