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Hotter today but cooler weather is coming to Las Vegas Valley

After a cooler-than-average May, the first seven days of June in the Las Vegas valley this year marked the hottest start of the month on record, National Weather Service officials said.

“It’s called payback,” weather service meteorologist Andy Gorelow said jokingly Wednesday evening.

Thursday’s high is forecast at 106 degrees with a morning low of 83 degrees, Gorelow said. Breezes will be coming from the southwest at 15 to 25 mph.

Temperatures will slowly and slightly cool down Friday, with an expected high of 100 and morning low of 79. Winds can be expected from the south at 10 to 20 mph.

There is no precipitation expected in the Las Vegas Valley, but the Spring Mountains have a slight chance for isolated showers Friday, Gorelow said.

Saturday and Sunday are expected to have highs of 97 and 94, respectively.

Death Valley saw a high of 120 degrees Wednesday. Earlier this week, tourists complained that the Death Valley temperatures didn’t get above 120 degrees, weather service officials said.

Contact Lawren Linehan at llinehan@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0381. Find @lawrenlinehan on Twitter.

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