Monsoon season has begun and the Las Vegas Valley had rain in the afternoon, increased humidity and some cloudiness on Monday, the National Weather Service said.
Rain should dissipate in the valley Tuesday and chances of showers will not return until next week, meteorologist Ashley Allen said.
Monday’s high temperature was 104 degrees, ending what would have been 26 consecutive days hitting 105 degrees, according to the weather service.
On July 5, the valley broke the record, set in 1959, for most consecutive days hitting 105 degrees. Monday’s temperature hit that mark for two minutes, but it would have needed to remain there for at least three minutes to be recorded, meteorologist Alex Boothe said.
High temperatures for the rest of the week should be hot: 107 degrees Tuesday, 108 degrees Wednesday, 107 degrees Thursday and 108 on Friday, the National Weather Service said. Weekend temperatures should reach 112 degrees.
The weather service expects low temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s.
No significant winds are forecast for the week, the weather service said.
Review-Journal reporter Bianca Cseke contributed to this article. Contact Rachel Hershkovitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-383-0381. Follow @rzhershkovitz on Twitter.