Brrr ... Winter temps have arrived for Christmas

KINGMAN – Temperatures took a dip Thursday and will stay low over the weekend, the National Weather Service reported.

NWS issued a hard freeze warning for Thursday night in the northwest deserts of Mohave County, as well as Nye and Clark counties in Nevada.

Once the winds die down, overnight temperatures were expected to bottom out between 17 degrees and 22 degrees Friday morning, making it the coldest night of the year so far.

Freezing temperatures are dangerous to vulnerable pet populations around Kingman and Pahrump, Nevada, and hard-freeze conditions are potentially damaging to pipes in those same areas. Also, expect increased incidents from heating equipment.

There was a slight chance of snow flurries in northeast Mohave County on Friday morning.

NWS forecasters have “high confidence” that temperatures will be warming over the holiday weekend and into early next week, reaching a high of 64 on Christmas Day and overnight lows in the high 30s.