More than half a century ago, Las Vegas residents nearly went through the month of June without facing a triple-digit temperature.
We probably won’t be so lucky.
This year’s first 100-degree mark could arrive next week, according to the National Weather Service. The latest the valley has ever hit 100 degrees was June 30, 1965.
Next Wednesday and Thursday both have forecast highs of 99 degrees at McCarran International Airport, meteorologist Jenn Varian said, but there’s a chance those temperatures could rise a little.
“It’s possible,” Varian said, “but it’s not blowing anything out of the water.”
There was a small amount of rain in the valley on Thursday, with the most precipitation at .12 of an inch in the north, near Simmons Street and Ann Road, meteorologist Clay Morgan said. Thursday reached a high of 88.
The valley will dry out overnight, although the weather service “can’t ruled out a few more (storms) developing this evening,” Morgan said.
Temperatures are set to rise over the next week with highs of 91 forecast for Friday through Sunday.
Next week will start out with a high near 94 on Monday, the weather service said. Tuesday’s high will rise to 96 before the valley either hits or nearly misses 100 on Wednesday and Thursday.
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