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‘Quiet’ weather week with sun and breezes forecast for Las Vegas

The National Weather Service is forecasting a “quiet” week of sunny days with light breezes in Las Vegas, with temperatures just below average.

“Back-to-school weather looks pretty good,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Ashley Wolf, referring to Monday’s return to classes for Clark County School District students.

Temperatures are expected to hover just below 103 through the weekend, the average high for this time of year, with lows in the mid-70s, Wolf said.

Saturday and Sunday will have a high of 100, followed by 102 on Monday, and 105 on Tuesday and Wednesday, the weather service said. There are no rain chances in the upcoming forecast.

Wolf said the afternoons will continue to be breezy, with wind gusts as high as 20 mph Saturday and 15 mph Sunday.

She warned that fires spark easily in such conditions.

Despite Thursday’s clouds, a small fire started in the Spring Mountains near Angel Peak, Wolf said.

“It shows that even with a little bit of moisture in the area, we could still have a small fire start. It is dry out there,” Wolf said.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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