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Is the summer heat over? Meteorologist Justin Bruce has the answer

Posted: 6:11 AM, Sep 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-18 09:11:35-04

Fall is fast approaching and everyone wants to know if we are done with the summer heat.

Temperatures will approach 100° this afternoon and if McCarran gets that warm, it will be the 95th time this year. 

That would move 2018 into a tie for second place in our 81-year weather history for the most triple-digit days. The good news is that today might be our final 100° day of the year. On average, the last such day is September 16. 

Last year our last 100° high temperature happened on September 12. The latest into the year we've hit 100° was in 1977 on October 4. 

Temperatures will drop to highs in the middle and upper 90s tomorrow through the weekend as a series of low pressure troughs move across the Pacific Northwest. By the middle of next week, a ridge of high pressure will develop across the West coast and that may send temperatures toward 100°.

The good news is that each passing September day it becomes more difficult to get to the triple digits.