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Windy Fire Danger Near Las Vegas; Sierra Snow Possible Mid-Week

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An unsettled cold front is blowing through Nevada this week, creating critical fire conditions near Las Vegas and a chance of snow in the upper elevations of the Sierra.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for much of southern Nevada through 8 p.m. Tuesday with winds gusting up to 45 mph.

In the north, overnight lows are forecast near freezing in the mountains with a chance of snow Wednesday night and early Thursday in the high Sierra and west of Lake Tahoe. As much as 4 inches of snow is possible mostly north of Susanville, California.