Heat warning in place for Las Vegas Valley through Thursday

Updated July 24, 2018 - 7:16 pm

Warning: It’s dangerously hot in the Las Vegas Valley.

The excessive heat warning that took effect early Tuesday will stay in place at least through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The heat wave kicked off with a high of 112 degrees Tuesday, and temperatures are expected to climb through the week until cooling off slightly on Friday, the weather service said.

Highs are expected to reach 113 and 114 on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. The forecast high on Friday will drop to 112.

Those most susceptible to heat-related illnesses during the warning are young children, the elderly, people with chronic ailments and those without air conditioning, according to the weather service.

Cooling stations are open around the valley through at least Thursday.

The west valley was hit by a brief storm Tuesday afternoon as monsoon season continued. The storm dropped about one-quarter inch of rain over the Spring Valley area of Las Vegas, the weather service said.

Flood advisories issued Tuesday afternoon for Kyle and Lee canyons, as well as Red Rock National Conservation Area, have since expired.

In Death Valley National Park, about 150 miles from Las Vegas, temperatures soared to a record high for Tuesday’s date. The high reached a scorching 127 degrees, breaking the previous 126-degree high for the day set in 2006, the weather service said.

Contact Briana Erickson at berickson@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5244. Follow @brianarerick on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this report.

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