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Excessive-heat warning extended for Las Vegas Valley

Updated August 27, 2017 - 9:06 pm

The expected two-day excessive-heat warning in the Las Vegas Valley has been extended through Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

The heat warning will be in effect through 8 p.m. Wednesday. Sunday’s temperature of 109 degrees tied the record temperature for Aug. 27, which was was set in 2001.

The 110-degree record high for Aug. 28 was set in 1944. Monday’s expected 110-degree high also would match that record.

Tuesday’s high is 109 degrees, followed by Wednesday’s high of 108 degrees.

“We’re not going to get much relief this workweek,” meteorologist John Adair said. “Temperatures could hang right in there within a degree or two.”

The normal temperature for this time of the year is 100 degrees, the weather service said.

“Next Sunday may be the only real relief from the heat,” Adair said. Temperatures that day should be near 101 degrees, as a possibility of showers moves into the valley.

“It will be a very hot week, especially for the end of August.”

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