This was one of the few flights where we ascended into the clouds and then stayed in the clouds most of the way to Las Vegas until we got almost into Nevada it started opening up enough to see the ground again. Usually, I find you are either above the clouds or below them and though radar is supposed to be okay to fly by for commercial airliners I like VFR rules best where you can actually SEE other aircraft approaching you from any angle because I used to pilot small planes myself in the past. There is also IFR which is what we were doing today which is IFR(Instrument flight rules). VFR (Visual Flight Rules) is only for daylight hours when it is clear enough to see wherever you are going and you are not allowed to fly through clouds (the center of them so you are invisible to other planes visually) without going IFR and under the control then of Air Traffic Controllers on radar wherever you are going.
When we landed it was overcast in Las Vegas which is nice because the temperature did go above 80 degrees so far today which is nice. So, we rented a convertible to enjoy the warm desert weather while we are here. Here are the temperatures this week with clouds and storms going nearby