Tuesday high breaks record set in 1954; excessive heat warning extended

Temperatures again hit record territory Tuesday as the excessive heat warning was continued, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday’s high temperature reached 113 degrees, breaking the 111 degree record high set in 1954, according to meteorologist Andy Gorelow.

The cooling station at the Walnut Recreation Center only saw four visitors Tuesday, Program Supervisor Dawn Smith said.

There were no power outages related to the hot weather on Tuesday, NVEnergy Communications Specialist Acamea Deadwiler said.

The excessive heat warning continues until Wednesday at 9 p.m. Wednesday’s forecasted high is 111 degrees, Gorelow said. No rain and light wind is expected, he said.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday will see highs near 108 degrees, before temperatures are expected to rise again, with a forecasted high of 110 Sunday and near 112 Monday, the weather service said.

Contact Raven Jackson at rjackson@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @ravenmjackson on Twitter. Contact Lawren Linehan atllinehan@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0381. Find @lawrenlinehan on Twitter.

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