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Excessive Heat Warning in effect for Southern Nevada through July 13

Clark County opens cooling stations
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Posted at 11:19 AM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 08:05:49-04

UPDATE 12:49 P.M. JULY 12: 13 Action News Reporter Kelsey McFarland is reporting triple digits across the board.

UPDATE 8 A.M. JULY 12: Another day of excessive heat for the Las Vegas area. 13 Action News Reporter Kelsey McFarland reports the valley was just one degree shy of tying the record for all-time warmest low in Las Vegas Sunday morning. Officials are reminding the public that today is not a good day for hiking, and to watch over the most vulnerable to the extreme heat - such as kids, pets, elderly and those that are ill or have medical issues.

An excessive heat warning is in effect for Southern Nevada starting on Saturday and lasting through Monday.

The warning starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs until 8 p.m. Monday, July 11-13.

The National Weather Service Las Vegas says the Las Vegas-area can expect temperatures to reach 110 degrees and above across the region.

Through the weekend, Southern Nevada will see mostly clear to partly cloudy skies with a little of added moisture in the air.

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South to southwest winds are also expected each afternoon with gusts generally in the 20-30 mph range.

High temperatures are in the forecast to be around 106 degrees later in the week.

Clark County is offering a limited number of cooling stations during the Excessive Heat Warning in the valley.

Representatives with Clark County say the heat is reaching dangerous levels over the weekend.

The Salvation Army Southern Nevada is reopening its day shelter and cooling station beginning July 13.

Additionally, with the extreme heat in Southern Nevada, 13 Action News shared a few tips on taking care of yourself and your vehicle during the summer.