Las Vegas has 99 problems, to borrow a phrase from rapper Jay-Z, and Mother Nature is one of them.
Monday’s scorching temperatures reached 99 degrees, a record for April 29, surpassing the previous record of 98 degrees set on April 29, 2007, according to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas. Monday’s high temperature also tied a record for the hottest day ever in April, which has been reached several times.
The high temperature was recorded at McCarran International Airport, the weather service’s official monitoring station. The weather service has been recording temperatures in the Las Vegas Valley since 1937.
The average temperature for April 29 is 83 degrees.
Today is forecast to be slightly cooler but still in the mid- to high 90s. A light breeze from the southwest also is expected today .
A cold front with light winds from the north will cool things off slightly Wednesday. The high will be about 84 degrees.
Things start to get hot again toward the end of the week, with highs nearing the 90s. There is a slight possibility of a weak storm system by Sunday, but there is not a lot of confidence that it will happen, and it probably will remain warm and dry, according to the weather service.