Las Vegas to roll dice with cold New Year's Eve weather


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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is bracing for unusually cold weather as 2014 ends and 2015 starts.

The low in the city on New Year's Eve is forecast to be 32 degrees, with the possibility of snow flurries. About 340,000 people are expected to pack the Strip and Las Vegas' downtown Fremont area for festivities.

Fireworks coordinator Phil Grucci says he'd like to see the snow right before midnight when his show launches from the Las Vegas Strip.

National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Stachelski said that if it snows, it'll be fairly light on the Strip New Year's Eve morning and into the afternoon, but could be done altogether by 7 p.m. or so.

On Tuesday, tourists walking around Treasure Island casino took the cold snap in stride, especially those from the Midwest and Northwest.

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