The second day of an excessive heat warning may see a daily record high temperature in Las Vegas.
A high of 109 is predicted by the National Weather Service. The record at Harry Reid International Airport for June 10 is 108, set in 1996.
The excessive heat warning that began Thursday at 10 a.m. runs through Saturday evening.
On Thursday, the weather service added a fire weather watch for the region for Sunday morning through Sunday evening.
Southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph and low humidity will make for increased fire dangers.
Furnace Creek at Death Valley National Park reached a high of 116 on Thursday. The predicted high is 120 on Friday, 121 on Saturday.
An #ExcessiveHeatWarning is in effect for the next few days. Stay safe! Following are cooling stations that are being opened. https://t.co/7r6KlHEAnN
— SN Health District (@SNHDinfo) June 8, 2022
Daytime cooling stations are open across Clark County to help those who may have a need for water and cooler air.
Friday conditions will be close to identical to Thursday. Along with the projected high of 109, north-northeast winds of 7-16 mph could gust into the lower 20s.
A Saturday morning low of 82 is expected. The high may rise to 110, which would eclipse the June 11 record of 109, set in 1940 and 1956.
A Sunday morning low near 82 will eventually become a afternoon high near 106.
The temperatures will retreat a bit on Monday with a forecast high of 99.
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