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Heat warning issued in Vegas area; cooling stations to open

June 2, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas area is expected to ride an intense weather hot streak this week.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas issued an excessive heat warning, with temperatures predicted to either tie or break previous record highs.

The warning runs Wednesday at 11 a.m. thru Friday at 9 p.m., with temperatures expected to hit between 105 and 110 degrees (40.5 and 43.3 Celsius).

Clark County officials announced they’ll open daytime cooling stations beginning Tuesday at community and recreation centers in Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas and at Catholic Charities downtown.

Two centers also will open in the Colorado River tourist resort of Laughlin, where temperatures are could reach 112 degrees (44.5 Celsius).

Fire officials issued a reminder for people to stay hydrated with plenty of water.

Triple-digit weather is also expected to hit parts of Arizona and California.