Updated June 16, 2020 - 8:16 am
Tuesday appears to be nearly a carbon copy of Monday’s weather in the Las Vegas Valley — warm and windy.
A high of 99 is forecast with steady south-southwest winds of 15 to 24 mph and gusts to 33 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
The high Monday at McCarran International Airport was 99 with wind gusts reaching 24 mph in the afternoon.
The overnight low is expected to be around 71, and 16-to-21 mph winds in the evening will decrease to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Gusts to 30 mph are possible.
Temperatures and winds are expected to moderate Wednesday with a forecast high of 95 and north winds from 5 to 14 mph and gusts to 20 mph.
Today's Monsoon Awareness Week topic is often forgotten as dangerous… Extreme Heat.
Did you know that heat is the #1 weather-related killer in the US? Don't become a statistic; stay safe from the desert heat! ☀️🌵#Monsoon2020 #VegasWeather #NvWx #AzWx #CaWx pic.twitter.com/P7ghKCUoZ1
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) June 15, 2020
Red flag warning
An elevated fire risk is in effect from 11 a.m. through 8 p.m. Tuesday for almost all of Southern Nevada and northwest Arizona.
Winds are expected to gust to 40 mph. The winds combined with low humidity of 10 to 15 percent and dry conditions elevate the risk for wildfires. Residents are advised not to do any outdoor burning and to heed all fire restrictions.