The Las Vegas Valley will get hotter this week, but cooler temperatures are on the horizon.
Thursday likely will be the warmest day of the week at 96 degrees, and it could tie the record high of 97 for the day, set in 1996, the National Weather Service said. The normal high for this time of year is 81 degrees, the weather service said.
By Friday, winds will increase and temperatures will start to fall as a storm system heading in from the Pacific Ocean passes over the valley, the weather service said.
Friday’s forecast has a 94-degree high with winds that could gust up to 25 mph, the weather service said.
Saturday will see similar winds gusts through the day as the high drops to 87, the weather service said.
Winds should start to dissipate on Sunday as the storm system passes; the high should be 82.
Next week should start out cool and mostly sunny with a high of 81 on Monday and 78 on Tuesday, the weather service said.