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Triple-digit temps climbing higher in Las Vegas Valley

Updated June 16, 2017 - 7:32 pm

An excessive heat warning has been issued for Las Vegas and other low desert areas for Saturday through Thursday, with high temperatures expected to reach 116 by the middle of next week, according to the National Weather Service.

Heat warnings are issued when a prolonged period of hot temperatures creates a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely.

Friday reached 107 degrees, and the overnight low is expected to be 83 degrees. The mercury is expected to hit 110 on Saturday, 111 on Sunday, 114 on Monday and 116 on Tuesday, the weather service said.

Clark County reminds residents and visitors that cooling stations will be available at many community and recreational areas from Saturday through next Friday. Locations are available on the Clark County website.

Public health authorities warn that if you must go out during the hottest parts of the day, drink plenty of water, dress in loose, light clothing and use sunscreen with high SPF.

Review-Journal reporter Bianca Cseke contributed to this story. Contact Isabelle Delgado at idelgado@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @izzydd_ on Twitter.

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