Las Vegas weather: haze and smoke will intensify earlier this week

Smoke and haze from the California wildfires will be in skies over southern Nevada, including Las Vegas and Pahrump, until at least Tuesday, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

“It will start to seep from the west by early Monday afternoon,” meteorologist Dan Berc said. “Monday will be the worst and Tuesday there will be smoke, but not as bad as Monday night.”

Ozone and small particle pollution will likely be considered unhealthy for sensitive groups, according to the latest Clark County air quality forecast. People sensitive to pollution should avoid or limit exposure to the outdoors.

A cold front from the north is expected to remove much of the pollution on Tuesday and Wednesday. Wind gusts on Tuesday could reach 30 mph as the front advances.

“The cold front is slowing down, so it might not pass until Wednesday,” Berc said.

The cold front will bring the high temperature down to the lower 80s. Temperatures in Pahrump will hit 83 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday to a high. Temperatures start to rise on Thursday and on the weekend.

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Editor-in-chief Jeffrey Meehan contributed to this report.

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