High winds expected for Las Vegas Sunday night into Monday

Las Vegans should secure their trash cans and consider stowing away patio furniture before sunset Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

A high wind warning issued by the weather service will go into effect 7 p.m. Sunday and will last until 7 a.m. Monday.

“You always see people with pool furniture in their pool with wind speeds like these,” meteorologist Andy Gorelow said Sunday morning.

While a high wind watch means that fast wind speeds are possible, a warning means that they are almost certain, Gorelow said.

Southwest winds will begin blowing 45-50 mph Sunday evening, and winds in the western portions of the valley could gust up to 60 mph. Gorelow said winds close to Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area will gust up to 65 mph.

Gorelow said residents should secure loose objects outdoors, drive carefully and watch for downed trees in the western parts of the valley.

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