Friday temperatures break record high for date, heat warning continues

Updated July 7, 2017 - 6:49 pm

Friday’s high set a new daily record at 116 degrees — just one degree off the all-time high for the Las Vegas Valley — but cooler weather is on the way, according to the National Weather Service.

An excessive heat warning in effect for the last few days will end at 11 p.m. Saturday, and rain could come later this weekend, the weather service said.

Friday’s 116-degree high broke the date’s previous 114-degree record set on July 7, 1989, according to the weather service.

Saturday won’t be much cooler, with a forecast high of 113 degrees.

“It’s important to stay out of the heat and find someplace with air conditioning,” meteorologist John Adair said. “That’s not always possible, so those who have to be outside should make sure to drink plenty of water and wear lightweight clothing.”

Sunday’s high is expected to drop to 108 degrees, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day, Adair said.

Monday also has a possibility of moisture after 11 a.m., with a high of 104 degrees.

Winds are expected to be light, but are hard to predict more than a few hours out during monsoon season, Adair said.

Contact Dana Rutkin at or 702-383-0381. Follow @DanadRutkin on Twitter. Review-Journal reporter Bianca Cseke contributed to this story.

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