heatThe National Weather Serivce has issued an advisory that temperatures are expected to approach Excessive Heat Warning today into the weekend. Excessive Heat Warning criteria at this time of the year is a high of 112 degrees at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Monsoon moisture is expected to work slowly into the area over the weekend and may last into the middle of next week. Temperatures should remain well above normal into next week and may again return to near Excessive Heat Warning levels during the middle to later part of it.
The current forecast is 112 for today and Saturday and 110 for Sunday for Las Vegas for McCarran Airport, 118-121 for Death Valley, 105-110 for Pahrump, Barstow and the Morongo Basin, 111-118 for Mesquite and the Colorado River Valley and 102-105 for Kingman.
Temperatures are expected to remain above normal through the middle of next week. However, confidence is low to moderate due to potential cloud cover and thunderstorm coverage.
Thunderstorm Chances:
• Moisture is expected to move into the area over the weekend.
• Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible Saturday and Sunday, mainly in the afternoon and evening, over the higher elevations with the greatest chances in Inyo & Mohave Counties.
• The chance for showers and thunderstorms expands across the entire area from Monday through Thursday, with the greatest chances being in the afternoon and evening and over the higher elevations.