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Excessive heat remains in Las Vegas Valley

Updated June 22, 2018 - 10:04 pm

An excessive heat warning from the National Weather Service will continue through Saturday night as temperatures in the Las Vegas Valley continue to stay above average.

The warning, which went into effect Thursday morning, will end at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Friday’s temperatures topped out at 107 degrees, above the 101-degree highs typical at this time of year, the weather service said. Saturday will start out with a morning low near 81 before hitting a high of 109.

Light winds will blow Saturday afternoon between 10 and 20 mph, the weather service said. Winds will stay breezy through Saturday night but will die down after midnight, the weather service said.

Sunday’s high should drop to 104.

Highs will rise again at the start of next week with 106 on Monday and 107 on Tuesday.

Authorities warned that residents should take precautions to avoid extensive time outdoors during peak temperatures.

On Tuesday, a woman was hospitalized at University Medical Center after she was found unresponsive inside a vehicle in Nye County. The county sheriff’s office said that the woman had been inside the car for at least two hours in the “extreme heat” before first responders were able to break the driver’s side window.

Contact Max Michor at mmichor@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writers Rio Lacanlale and Mike Shoro contributed to this report.

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