Could Las Vegas experience its first white Christmas ever?
That’s the question National Weather Service meteorologist Chad Shafer says to keep asking, as the week-out forecast models show some potential for snow.
“There is a system that’s coming in around that time,” he said Thursday morning.
That system, if it hits Las Vegas, will bring low snow levels.
Christmas Eve is still seven days away, so it’s too early to definitively say whether those levels will be “Las Vegas Valley low,” Shafer said.
The last time Sin City residents saw snowfall on the holiday was in 2008 — but t’was only a trace.
“That does not count as a white Christmas,” Shafer said. The criteria is at least 1 inch.
Until then, the valley will see a gradual warm-up through the weekend, keeping temperatures at or just above average.
The high for Thursday will be 51 degrees and the low, 36 degrees. Friday will reach 56 degrees and Saturday will reach 59 degrees. Lows will be in the high-30s to low-40s.