A 66-year-old daily record temperature in Las Vegas may fall on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
The June 11 record is 109, set in 1940 and 1956. The weather service predicts a high of 109.
Excessive heat continues
Many daily records are at risk in the forecast area this weekend, as afternoon high temperatures reach 10 degrees above averages for early June.
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) June 10, 2022
The mercury at Harry Reid International Airport peaked at 109 on Friday, surpassing the June 10 record of 108. It was the hottest day of the year so far.
Saturday’s conditions will resemble a blast furnace with south-southwesterly winds at 25 mph, on the third day of an excessive heat warning.
#WeatherAlert: With the #ExcessiveHeatWarning for Las #Vegas and #ClarkCounty, cooling stations are open across the region starting tomorrow for those who need a place to escape the high temperatures. Please be careful if spending time outdoors.#WeatherVegas pic.twitter.com/UR0IfuKMhb
— Clark Nevada County (@ClarkCountyNV) June 8, 2022
Daytime Cooling Stations are open throughout Clark County to assist those who may need cooler water and air.
A Sunday low of 82 is forecast with a high reaching 106. South-southwesterly winds will blow again at 30 mph. A fire weather watch operates all day Sunday due to winds, low humidity and dry conditions.
Monday will be cooler with a projected high of 97 with a 93 expected on Tuesday.
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