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Temperatures to steadily climb after cool start to workweek

Updated June 12, 2017 - 12:16 am

Strong winds that pummeled the Las Vegas Valley over the weekend will give way to light breezes Monday and warmer temperatures on the way, according to the National Weather Service.

Valley residents will see high temperatures climb steadily over the next six days to reach 109 degrees by Saturday, meteorologist Caleb Steele said.

While Sunday’s high reached 89 degrees, Monday’s high is forecast to top out at just 81 degrees, substantially below the average high of 98, Steele said. Light winds of 10 to 15 mph also are expected, he said.

Monday’s cooler temperature is caused by the same cold system from the northwest that brought the high winds, he said. A high pressure system moving in will bring warmer weather. Tuesday’s high is forecast at 90 degrees, while Wednesday’s high will rise to 98 degrees, and Thursday will top out at 104.

Electric Daisy Carnival attendees will get no relief from the hot weather as they head out to the first day of the three-day festival. Friday’s high is forecast to reach 106 degrees. Saturday will be hotter still at 109 degrees, the weather service said.

Contact Dana Rutkin at drutkin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @danadrutkin on Twitter. Review-Journal reporter Max Michor contributed to this report.

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