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Excessive heat watch begins Tuesday as hot temperatures return

Updated August 17, 2019 - 10:31 pm

Sweltering temperatures are returning to the Las Vegas Valley next week, with highs predicted to come close to 110 degrees and an excessive heat watch already issued, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch from 11 a.m. Tuesday to 8 p.m. Thursday, only hours after the excessive heat warning for this week expired Friday evening. Saturday reached a high of 106, which should be followed by a high of 103 on Sunday and 104 on Monday.

The heat will come after Monday, as Tuesday will see a high of 77, Wednesday will reach 109 and Thursday will reach 108, the weather service said.

The average temperature for this week in August is 102 degrees.

Morgan said monsoon season also has been extremely quiet this year, with no measurable rain in August and .04 inches recorded in July. Those totals probably won’t change this week either, he said.

“The next several days we’re not looking at any chance of rain,” Morgan said. “A few high clouds passing by, but mostly sunny.”

The total rainfall for the year remains more than 2 inches above normal though, he said, with 4.64 inches recorded since Jan. 1. The 30-year average by this time of year is 2.66 inches.

There “possibly potentially could be” a chance of rain next week, Morgan said, stressing that the forecast prediction for that storm is more than seven days out and still very dynamic.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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