Unseasonably warm and record breaking warmth is on tap this week. High pressure will bring high temps 10-20 degrees above average for this time of year. Expect mostly cloudy skies tomorrow, with highs in the mid 70s around the valley. The forecast high at McCarran is 76 and the record is 77 from 1976. Afternoon highs reach 80 degrees on Wednesday and Thanksgiving. The record high temps are 77 on Wednesday and 76 on Thursday. The warmest Thanksgiving ever was in 1949 where afternoon highs reached 81 degrees.
Record breaking temps will continue for Black Friday and the weekend. Highs will linger at or just below the 80 degree mark for Friday and the weekend. The winds will pick up to breezy next Monday as a system approaches the area and afternoon highs will drop by a couple of degrees on that day.