‘Pretty beautiful week’ ahead for Las Vegas Valley

Updated February 3, 2018 - 9:01 pm

A high-pressure system resting above the Las Vegas Valley this weekend will bring warm weather and sunshine well into the new week.

“The big story here will be the temperatures,” National Weather Service meteorologist Ashley Wolf said Saturday. “It’s going to be a pretty beautiful week.”

The system brought a record high of 77 degrees on Saturday, breaking the previous record high — 75 degrees — for the date, set in 1995.

The average temperature high for this time of year in the valley is near 60 degrees, but the weather service forecasts temperatures running about 10 to 15 degrees above normal through at least Wednesday.

“Not much in the way of cloud cover through Wednesday,” Wolf added. “A lot of what we have today is basically what we’re going to see through midweek.”

Temperatures in the valley will near a record for Sunday, too, meteorologist Andy Gorelow said. The weather service forecast a high of 75 degrees, which is a degree below the record high of 76.

A 75-degree high is also expected for Monday, the weather service said, followed by a high of 71 Tuesday.

“The warmer air from California made its way over to our neck of the woods,” Wolf said of the valley’s unseasonably warm weather. “We’ve had an area of really high pressure just sitting over the west coast for pretty much the last month keeping things nice and warm.”

Temperatures are expected to cool off slightly Wednesday, with a high of 69 degrees, before creeping back up to 71 on Thursday.

Lows will hover near 50 through most of next week.

“Consistently boring,” Gorelow said.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this story.

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