Updated May 19, 2022 - 1:13 pm
Las Vegas reached 100 degrees on Thursday for the first time this year.
After the high temperature rose to 99 each of the past three days at the official measuring station at Harry Reid International Airport, the mercury reached 100 just about 1 p.m. Thursday.
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) May 19, 2022
The National Weather Service forecast calls for a Thursday high of 102. The day will be breezy, with a west/southwest wind of 7 to 12 mph becoming southwest 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust to 31 mph.
Gusty southwest winds developing Thursday prompts Wind Advisory for southern Sierra/Owens Valley and western Mojave Desert along with Red Flag Warning for very high fire danger for all of southern Nevada/northwest Arizona. #cawx #nvwx #azwx pic.twitter.com/Lb8sWLjWoM
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) May 18, 2022
A red flag warning will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday for much of the area. Low humidity levels and wind gusts of 30-40 will increase the fire danger.
Thursday night will be mostly clear, with a low Friday morning around 70. Southwest winds of 16 to 20 mph will become northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
A high of 86 is forecast for Friday. North winds will be 14 to 18 mph with gusts to 28 mph.
May 1 is earliest 100
The earliest triple-digit day measured in Las Vegas was recorded on May 1, 1947, the weather service said. The latest was June 30, 1965.
In the last 30 years, the average date that the valley has first hit triple digits has been May 24.