Heat warnings issued for desert areas of Arizona, Nevada

September 3, 2020 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — Desert cities in Arizona and Nevada will be under excessive heat warnings through the Labor Day weekend due to high temperatures forecast to reach up to 115 degrees in some areas.

The warnings issued by the National Weather Service for Phoenix, Las Vegas and other cities take effect Friday and run into Monday evening.

Forecasters advised limiting outdoor activity and to drink plenty of water and check on friends, neighbors and the sick or elderly.

The weather service said some locations in southern Arizona may tie or break their all-time September highs Friday or Saturday.

Forecasters in Las Vegas said highs there will approach or exceed records through Monday.