Excessive heat watch issued for Las Vegas Valley next week

Updated August 5, 2018 - 12:52 am

Temperatures in the Las Vegas Valley are inching higher next week, the National Weather Service said.

Sunday’s forecast calls for 109 degrees, and the weather service has issued an excessive heat watch from Monday through Wednesday, meteorologist Kate Guillet said.

“It’s going to be quite hot going into early to mid next week,” Guillet said.

Monday will see a high of 111 while Tuesday’s high of 112 is expected to beat the previous daily record of 111, set in 1994.

Wednesday also will have an expected high of 112, Guillet said.

Overnight lows from Saturday to Wednesday will hover around the mid-80s, she said.

It’s not likely any rain or wind will come to relieve the heat. The chances for precipitation remain under 10 percent for the next five days, and there aren’t any expected high winds, Guillet said.

Cooling stations will be available throughout the valley during the excessive heat watch, according to a Clark County press release.

Clark County has also issued an air quality advisory through Sunday due to high ozone levels and smoke flowing into the valley from California wildfires.

High smoke and ozone levels can affect young children and older residents, as well as people with respiratory illnesses or heart disease, according to the county’s department of air quality.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this report.

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