Las Vegas Valley hits 80, a record high, as Thanksgiving looms

Updated November 22, 2017 - 5:30 pm

The Las Vegas Valley reached a record high temperature Wednesday, and more record highs are expected this week, the National Weather Service said.

Wednesday’s high peaked at 80 degrees, the highest ever recorded in the valley on Nov. 22 and 17 degrees warmer than the normal temperature for this time of year, the weather service said. The previous high for the day was 77 degrees, set back in 1976.

The forecast 78-degree high for Thanksgiving also would beat the previous record of 76 degrees, set in 1995.

Temperatures will remain warmer than normal into the weekend, the weather service said, with a forecast high of 79 degrees on Friday and 80 degrees on Saturday, the latter of which would shatter the Nov. 25 record of 76 set in 1970.

Sunday’s forecast high will drop slightly down to 78 degrees, the weather service said.

Temperatures should start to dip as next week arrives, with forecast highs of 74 degrees on Monday and 66 degrees on Tuesday.

Contact Max Michor at Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this story.

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