LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new record-high temperature was reached Saturday afternoon in the valley. With a temperature of 113, Las Vegas set a new record high for August 15.
The previous record-high for August 15 was 111 degrees fahrenheit, set in 2002.
An excessive heat warning went into effect Friday and will last through Wednesday as temperatures reach into record-setting territory in the upcoming days.
The average normal high temperature for this time of year is 102 degrees, but new heat records are expected to be set at a time when the Las Vegas valley is unusually dry. It has been more than 115 days without measurable rain. Here’s a look at the forecast into next week.
- Friday: 110: Sunny and hot
- Saturday: 112 Sunny and very hot
- Sunday: 113 Mostly sunny and very hot
- Monday: 112 Mostly sunny and very hot
- Tuesday: 112 Mostly sunny and very hot
- Wednesday: 112 Sunny and very hot
The excessive heat warning includes Clark County, Nye County and Lincoln County as well as Mohave County, Arizona and much of southeast California. Temperatures will be even hotter in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Death Valley and the Colorado River Valley.
The heat will also impact higher elevations.