LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Strong high pressure is giving way to high heat across the Desert Southwest this weekend. Temperatures are hitting about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. Couple that with mostly clear skies and blazing sunshine, it’s going to be very hot. Take caution in the heat. Afternoon winds will pick up at some points during the day Monday. Winds could gusts over 20 mph around the city and for the mountains. Our windiest areas will be along the Colorado River Basin.
Little relief is expected Monday as high temperatures will stay in the upper 90s to low 100s. Temperatures will stay pretty steady through the week, hovering around 100 through Thursday. Winds will pick up later in the week and fire weather danger will increase Thursday. A bit cooler air will swing in following this system. Highs drop back down to the 80s by Friday. Depending on this weather system’s movement, temperatures could rebound to the 90s quickly Saturday and we’ll be back where we started at the beginning of the week.