Temperatures are expected to rise in the Las Vegas Valley before a drastic cool-down over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday reached a high of 92 degrees, which is about 8 degrees above normal, according to the weather service.
Thursday and Friday will be sunny with highs near 97 and 99 degrees, respectively, meteorologist John Adair said. Friday has the potential to be the first 100-degree day of the year.
“A quick warm-up early in the season might catch people a little off guard,” Adair said. He advised that Las Vegas residents take precautions against the heat.
Winds are expected to pick up Friday and Saturday ranging between 15 to 30 mph breezes, according to the weather service.
A weather system is expected to move near the valley over the weekend, bringing cooler temperatures and a slight chance for rain early next week, Adair said.
Saturday’s high should reach 86 degrees, and Sunday’s high will be near 73 degrees, according to the weather service.
Reporter Rachel Hershkovitz contributed to this article. Contact Lawren Linehan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-383-0381. Follow @lawrenlinehan on Twitter.