Heat warning in effect as temps climb in Las Vegas Valley

Monday’s high temperature almost matched the previous record for June 19 in the Las Vegas Valley, the National Weather Service said.

The high was 113 degrees, 13 degrees above normal for this time of year, meteorologist Chris Outlier said.

The record temperature for June 19, 114 degrees, was set in 1940.

The weather service has issued an excessive heat warning that lasts until Friday. The heat wave should bring temperatures of 117 degrees on Tuesday, 115 degrees on Wednesday, 114 degrees Thursday, 112 degrees on Friday and 110 degrees Saturday, the weather service said.

Tuesday’s high of 117 may beat a record in the Las Vegas Valley, the weather service said. The valley has reached 117 degrees only three times, records show: in 1942, 2005 and 2013.

By the weekend, temperatures may dip below 110, the weather service said. If not, Las Vegas may match the record of consecutive 110 degree and above days. The previous record was set in 1961, with 10 days meeting or exceeding 110 degrees in a row, meteorologist Ashley Allen said. Monday could tie the record.

“There may be relief by the middle of next week,” Allen said. “We’ll hope.”

Review-Journal reporter Bianca Cseke contributed to this article. Contact Rachel Hershkovitz at rhershkovitz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @rzhershkovitz on Twitter.

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