The Las Vegas Valley can expect triple-digit temperatures and slight chances of thunderstorms this week, the National Weather Service said.
Tuesday’s high reached 109 degrees, meteorologist Chris Outler said.
The valley will see a 20 percent chance of showers that will remain until Friday. Chances for rain will drop to 10 percent for both Saturday and Sunday, Outler said.
Wednesday and Thursday are expected to reach highs of 101 and 100 degrees, respectively.
The weekend will be sunny with an average high of 102 degrees, the weather service said.
July was the second-hottest on record, with high temperatures averaging 106.5 degrees, according to the weather service. The record was set in 2010, when that year’s July had high temperatures averaging 109.4 degrees, Outler said.
Review-Journal reporter Bianca Cseke contributed to this article. Contact Dana Rutkin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-383-0381. Follow @danadrutkin on Twitter.