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High of 113 degrees makes Monday the hottest day of 2019

Updated August 5, 2019 - 9:06 pm

The high temperature in Las Vegas reached 113 degrees on Monday, tying the record high for the date and becoming the hottest day of 2019.

The mark was surpassed at 3:22 p.m. The last time the Las Vegas Valley was this hot on Aug. 5 was in 1969.

But relief is on the way.

Moisture will enter the valley starting Tuesday, which has a forecast high of 106, although showers are not likely.

“We can’t rule out the possibility of a sprinkle, but the moisture might lead to more down the road Wednesday and Thursday,” said meteorologist Trevor Boucher, noting both days will see a 10 percent chance for isolated thunderstorms before drier air returns through the weekend.

Highs near 104 are expected Wednesday through Friday, with overnight lows in the low 80s, according to the weather service. Saturday’s high will dip to 102 with mostly clear skies. The normal high for this time of year is 104.

Meanwhile, gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoons are expected each day Monday through Thursday.

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