weather alertMOHAVE COUNTY-The National Weather Service in Las Vegas is reporting the Excessive Heat Watch the Tri-state has been experiencing will expire around 11 p.m. Sunday night.

Temperatures are expected to decrease a few degrees to around 113-115 for Monday and into the rest of next week for communities under 4,000 feet.

The high expected for Sunday is between 115-119 degrees and will affect the majority of the Tri-state area, Death Valley National Park, Western Mojave Desert, Eastern Mojave Desert, Morongo Basino, Cadiz Basin, San Bernardino County, Upper Colorado River Valley, Northeast Clark County, Western Clark and South Nye County, Las Vegas Valley (Southern Clark County).

The greatest impacts of the heat will be children, pets, the elderly, the homeless and people with chronic ailments. These people are most susceptible to heat-related illeness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Citizens are urged to take precautionary steps and prepare for the high heat. Drink plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and be sure to check up on relatives and neighbors.