LAS VEGAS (AP/KLAS) — Dangerously hot weather conditions have moved into the Las Vegas valley. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued an excessive heat warning on Wednesday for the Metro Las Vegas area. It will run through Monday evening.
On Friday, we broke the record of 113 set back in 2012 with a high of 116 degrees. By the weekend, we could tie or exceed the all-time record high for Las Vegas, at 117 degrees.
Las Vegas has reached 117 four times, according to the record books. The last time was in 2017.
Cooling stations will be activated across the valley from July 7-12 due to the warning.
Chief Meteorologist Tedd Florendo says we can expect new record highs and lows during the prolonged heat wave.
Forecasts show lows overnight will dip only to 90 degrees as increased cloud cover late in the week could minimize any potential nighttime relief from the heat.
Due to the potential for heat-related illnesses, the weather service advises residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned spaces, stay out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors.