Hot, dry conditions raise fire danger in Southern Nevada

Updated June 27, 2018 - 8:18 pm

Hot, dry weather and strong winds will lead to dangerous fire conditions in Southern Nevada this week, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service has issued a red flag warning for Thursday, when gusts may blow up to 30 mph. The warning lasts from noon to 9 p.m. and encompasses the Nevada and Arizona sides of the Colorado River Valley as well as the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains and Sheep Range.

Temperatures will remain relatively constant the next few days in the Las Vegas Valley and Clark County.

Thursday’s low should fall to near 79 degrees before the high for the day hits 105. Friday’s high will fall to about 104, as gusts may decrease to between 20 and 25 mph.

Highs will also reach 104 on Saturday and Sunday, the weather service said. Weekend lows will be between 76 and 80.

Contact Max Michor at mmichor@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-6239. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this report.

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