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Monday to reach 113° in Las Vegas, shattering daily record of 108° set in 1977

Sudden drop in temps expected Tuesday
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Posted at 5:57 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 08:04:14-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Huge weather changes are coming to much of the West, including Southern Nevada.

Another day of record heat, as we reach for 113° in Las Vegas and shatter the daily record of 108° set in 1977.

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A trough of low pressure in the northern Rockies today will strengthen as it dives south, reaching Utah on Tuesday as an upper-level low pressure, sending temperatures tumbling for a few days across the West.

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Las Vegas will go from being 16° above average on Monday to 10° below average on Tuesday when we're forecast 87° alongside northeast gusts of 35 mph.

Temperatures will fall to the low 60s by Wednesday morning and could dip to the upper 50s on the edges of the Las Vegas valley.

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Wednesday afternoon will be limited to 81°, which is the coolest high we've seen in Las Vegas since early June.

We'll drop back to the low 60s Thursday morning and hope to stay in the upper 80s Thursday afternoon before the inevitable warm-up back near normal on Friday at 97°.

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