Excessive heat watch starts Wednesday for Las Vegas area

July 6, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Metro Las Vegas will be under an excessive heat watch starting Wednesday and running through next Monday evening due to dangerously hot conditions.

According to the National Weather Service, projected highs in Las Vegas will range from 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius) to 115 F (46 C).

Forecasters said lows overnight will dip only to 90 F (32 C) as increased cloud cover late in the week could minimize any potential nighttime relief from the heat.

“Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities,” the weather service said in a statement. “Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.”