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Thunderstorms Expected at Lake Mead on the Fourth
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Thunderstorms Expected at Lake Mead on the Fourth

Officials at Lake Mead Recreation Area are warning people about the possibility of severe weather on the Fourth of July.

The National Weather Service says thunderstorms and gusty winds, powered by monsoon moisture, are expected for Clark, Mohave and San Bernardino Counties. The thunderstorms are expected as early as Wednesday afternoon on Lake Mead. The stormy weather is expected to be around through Thursday morning. Drier conditions should move into the area Friday.

The National Park Service is warning people to plan trips to the lake around the weather. They also remind people that storms can form quickly, especially from the south. Park rangers are expecting half a million visitors at Lake Mead in the 10 days around Independence Day.

Rangers say their first priority is preventing drownings. They recommend all swimmers wear a life jacket approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.

(Associated Press contributed to this report)

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