Heat strikes Vegas, warning released for Sunday

Nestle, Las Vegas. This weekend’s forecast is bringing the heat.

“Regardless of the extreme heat cautioning beginning Sunday, Saturday is going to be pretty uneasy,” meteorologist Chad Shafer stated.

Staying moisture will make the forecast high of 108 feel even hotter, Shafer said. There’s a small opportunity for thunderstorms – about 10 percent in the valley – but for the most part, Saturday will just be clammy. Nighttime lows need to dip to a warm 86 degrees.

An excessive heat caution enters into result midday Sunday and expires 8 p.m. Monday, Shafer said. Both days ought to see temperature levels climb to about 110 degrees. Lows will certainly be about 85 at night.

Since of the monsoon activity and cooler temperature levels in the recently, the weather condition service is concerned that people aren’t as acclimated to the heat as they usually would be by this time of year, Shafer said.

“We’re looking at a quite prolonged spell of heat,” Shafer stated.

Luckily, the valley will certainly dry Sunday and Monday, Shafer stated. Otherwise, there’s very little relief from the heat.

“We are strongly advising people take preventative measures this weekend,” Shafer said. Those consist of remaining hydrated and taking lots of water to outdoor activities.

Temperatures are forecast to drop a few degrees midweek, but the valley will certainly still be above the normal temperature level for this time of year, which is 102 degrees. Tuesday and Wednesday will come to a head about 105.

Contact Kimber Laux at klaux@reviewjournal.com!.?.! or 702-383-0381. Discover her on Twitter: @lauxkimber

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