With forecasted highs of up to 111 degrees for the rest of the week, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Las Vegas Valley area.
The heat warning is in effect this afternoon through Friday, but the high temperatures could extend into the weekend.
Tuesday’s high temperature reached 109 degrees in Las Vegas.
Weather service officials noted that the valley shouldn’t get as hot as early July, when temperatures hit 113 and 114, tying previous highs for July 9 and 10, respectively.
Because of the high temperatures, cooling stations will be opened today to move the homeless and other individuals out of the heat and keep them hydrated, according to Clark County spokeswoman Stacey Welling.
Catholic Charities, the Shade Tree and the Salvation Army serve as summer day-shelters and are open seven days a week throughout the summer.
■ Catholic Charities, 1501 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (For men only.)
■ The Salvation Army, 31 W. Owens Ave., North Las Vegas, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (For adults only.)
■ The Shade Tree, 1 W. Owens Ave., North Las Vegas, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (For women and children only.)
The following locations also will be open this week:
■ Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road, Henderson, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
■ Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St., Las Vegas, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
■ Dula Gymnasium, 441 E. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
■ Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Boulevard, Las Vegas, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
■ Islamic Society of Nevada, 4730 E. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today to Sunday.
■ Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave., Las Vegas, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Saturday.
■ Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave., Las Vegas, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
■ Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St., Henderson, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
■ Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Ave., Las Vegas, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
To find the nearest cooling station, call 2-1-1 or visit www.HelpHopeHome.org on the Internet.
Contact Kyle Potter at kpotter@review
journal.com or 702-383-0391.