LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – With Las Vegas temperatures topping out over 110 degrees for a record sixth consecutive day Wednesday, the National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the entire southern Nevada region through late Friday evening.
The warning went into effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday and was expected to remain in place through 8 p.m. Friday. Temperatures were likely to remain in the 110 to 115 degree range through Friday before falling slightly by the weekend, according to meteorologists.
The prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures prompted the NWS to warn Las Vegas and other southern Nevada residents to be mindful of the conditions, which often cause a strain on area emergency services as well mechanical and electrical systems, which increase fire dangers.
The warning also asks residents to be aware of heat exhaustion and heat stroke dangers, particularly among vulnerable groups, including children, the elderly and those with chronic ailments.