LAS VEGAS — Temperatures reach the 100s by noon as south winds pick up to 15-25 mph under a mostly sunny sky. Afternoon highs approach 106°, which is hotter than we've been in a week. Friday evening drops through the 90s, with 80s returning by midnight and lows in the low 80s° at sunrise early tomorrow. Maximum daytime winds reach 25 mph again on Saturday, keeping dry air in place over Southern Nevada this weekend. Highs climb to 108° Saturday and 109° Sunday. Nighttime lows will hover in the mid 80s this weekend and next week, translating to warm early mornings in the 80s (for just a few hours). Highs hit 110° Monday and 111° Tuesday, which is the hottest weather we've seen so far in 2022. There are signs that monsoon humidity will return to Southern Nevada next week, and 10%-20% daytime storm chances are in the forecast Wednesday and beyond.
To beat the heat, shift outdoor activities to between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. (when we're in the 80s) or wait until after 7pm to avoid direct sunshine; sun set is at 8:00 p.m. but it doesn't get dark until after 8:30 p.m. When working or exercising outside remember to drink extra water, seek shade, and wear lightweight, light-colored clothing with a hat and sunscreen. Avoid excess caffeine and alcohol. Keep a close eye on pets to make sure they are drinking plenty of water. It's important to watch those vulnerable to the intense heat, including young kids, the elderly, and people with health issues that make them prone to heat illness.