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Rain possible tonight; daylight saving time begins this weekend

With spring officially beginning next weekend, it’s that time of year again to set those clocks forward.

Daylight saving time goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, meaning that the time will jump ahead one hour to 3 a.m. at that time.

It was initially started in the United States at the suggestion of President Roosevelt to create one standard in the country to better utilize resources. The Standard Time Act, the daylight saving time model we use now, was instituted in 1942.

Don’t forget to set those clocks around your home and in your vehicles ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night, so you don’t end up late to church, work or whatever Sunday morning activity you may have.

Weather Forecast

Just as the weather around the valley began to warm up again after a brief storm rolled through town dropping some rain and the temperatures, another weak system will move through this weekend, bringing slight precipitation chances, wind and lower temps.

The National Weather Service said a low pressure system will move over Pahrump, bringing gusty winds today and a decent shot of rain tonight.

“It is going to be windy in the afternoon, looks like 20 mph to 30 mph winds, with gusts to 40 mph potentially,” said Andy Gorelow, National Weather Service meteorologist. “Then tonight we have a chance of rain showers, it’s about a 50 percent chance right now.”

An area of low pressure is responsible for the weather change, with the center of the low forecast to be over town tonight, which is responsible for the precipitation chances.

The chance of rain will move through the area fairly quickly, moving out before Saturday morning, bringing in lower temperatures behind the system.

“Saturday will be partly sunny with low 60s for the high and then Sunday and Monday, just kind of cloudy, with highs around 70,” Gorelow said.

Tuesday through Thursday high temperatures will hover around the low 70s, with partly-cloudy conditions Monday and Tuesday, and mostly sunny conditions the rest of the week.

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