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Record-breaking heat continues grip on Nevada statewide

Posted at 7:45 PM, Aug 19, 2020

RENO (AP) — Dense smoke from California wildfires obscured the sun at times in Reno Wednesday as Nevada continued to bake in record temperatures.

An excessive heat warning was extended into Friday night in Las Vegas.

The National Weather Service says “dangerously hot” temperatures are expected through Friday in parts of southern Nevada, southeast California and northwest Arizona.

A new record high Wednesday of 113 degrees in Las Vegas for the date was down from 114 on Tuesday, but marked the sixth consecutive day of 110 or hotter.

Washoe County schools canceled all outdoor activities in Reno-Sparks on Wednesday as air quality approached the “very unhealthy” category for the general population.