LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Higher than normal temperatures, combined with the suddenness of their increase, has prompted officials to issue an Excessive Heat Warning for the Las Vegas area.
The National Weather Service says the Excessive Heat Warning is effective between 8 a.m. on Tuesday through 10 p.m. on Thursday.
Temperatures for the valley during that time are 15°-20° above average, and experts say our bodies are not acclimated to the heat yet - especially after a cooler than usual start to spring.
The latest predictions show:
- Tuesday 97° (average is 83°, record is 97° from 2013)
- Wednesday 101° (average is 83°, record is 99° from 2013, we have never hit 100° in April since records began in 1937)
- Thursday 99° (average is 83°, record is 99° from 1981)
What to know before you walk your dog:
The ridge of high pressure responsible for this early heat wave will cross the Southwest the next three days, but shift east from Thursday into Friday and allow highs to drop to the low 90s this weekend.