It's going to be another day of blazing heat for the Las Vegas valley.
— Karla Huelga (@KarlaHuelgaWx) August 29, 2017
A very strong ridge of high pressure is responsible for the above-average temperatures this week.
The high temperature on Monday was 110. The last time it was 110 on Aug. 28 in Las Vegas was 1944. The high temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be 109 and 108 degrees.
The average high temperature in August is 103 degrees. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Because of the excessive heat, Clark County has opened additional cooling stations around the valley. They will remain open through Wednesday.
— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) August 28, 2017
And even though it will cool down a few degrees by this weekend, it is still going to be hot. In fact, we can expect it to remain warmer than usual for the next couple of weeks. And although there is always a chance of rain during monsoon season, we aren't expecting any major storms in the near future.