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UPDATE: Official temperature hits 112 degrees in Las Vegas

Excessive Heat Warning in effect 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Posted at 5:13 AM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 06:36:26-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE 2:50 P.M. It has officially hit 112 degrees in Las Vegas.

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An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today because highs will approach 113° in parts of Las Vegas. It was 107° on Saturday and 110° on Sunday, so today will be a bit worse than the weekend. Every part of town will be very hot, but the highest readings are expected on the east side of town where the elevation is lowest.

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Heat related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke are possible today, especially for those who spend time outside, those without air conditioning, the young, the elderly, and those with health issues.

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Reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or wait until after dark. Wear light weight, light colored, loose clothing and drink plenty of water. Seek shade and take breaks in the air conditioning. Watch your pets and never, ever leave kids in cars, as lethal temperatures can develop in minutes.

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Temperatures will drop back to the 90s after 10 p.m. and lows will fall to the mid 80s by daybreak on Tuesday. Highs on Tuesday will "only" reach 105°. Humidity is back by midweek and that fuels a few pop-up storms, delivers more clouds, and limits highs to the 90s.