Thunderstorms dumped heavy rain and brought strong winds to central Nevada on Thursday, flooding the streets and casinos of Las Vegas. Lightning and small hail were also part of the stormy mix that hit the popular summer travel destination. Additional thunderstorm activity is expected Friday evening, 6-8 p.m., with the possibility of thunderstorms continuing through the weekend and into next week.
“It’s all part of our monsoon season,” said Andy Gorelow, forecaster at the National Weather Service office in Las Vegas. “This time of year is our best opportunity for thunderstorms. When we get a lot of heat and humidity at this time of year, it can produce thunderstorms.”