An excessive heat watch, originally issued for the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, has been expanded to include the Las Vegas Valley.
“The big concern this week will be the heat,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Outler. The watch will be in from effect from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 p.m. Friday.
Ahead of the heat wave, Tuesday reached a high of 106 degrees. Temperatures will then jump to 108 and 110, respectively, on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the weather service.
Temperatures on Friday will reach 109 as afternoon winds pick up to about 20 mph through Sunday.
Saturday will cool to 105, followed by 103 on Sunday, the average high temperature for this time of year, the weather service said.
Overnight lows through the weekend will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s, the weather service said.
Sunny skies and dry conditions are expected all week.
Clark County is offering cooling stations Wednesday through Friday at the following locations:
— Walnut Recreation Center, 30175 N. Walnut Road, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; pets can be accommodated.
— Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; pets can be accommodated.
— Dula Gymnasium, 441 E. Bonanza Road, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
— Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd., 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; pets can be accommodated.
— Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St., 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; pets can be accommodated.
— Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Road, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
— Downtown Senior Center, 27 E. Texas Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
— Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Road, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
— Courtyard Homeless Resource Center, 1401 Las Vegas Boulevard North, open 24 hours; pets can be accommodated.
— Veterans Village, 1150 Las Vegas Boulevard South, open 24 hours.