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Hot, windy weather in Las Vegas Valley sparks fire warning

Updated June 26, 2019 - 9:06 pm

A breezy, dry weather pattern will hold steady through the weekend in the Las Vegas Valley, creating dangerous fire conditions, according to the National Weather Service.

A “red flag” warning for Clark County, indicating that any fires will likely spread rapidly, began at noon Wednesday and runs through 11 p.m. Thursday. Meteorologist Kate Guillet advised against starting outdoor fires during that time.

A lake wind advisory is also in effect during that time for the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the weather service said.

A high of 100 degrees is forecast for Thursday. Temperatures should stay in the triple digits heading into the weekend, with highs of 101, 100 and 101 expected on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The typical high for this time of year is about 102.

Afternoon breezes of 10 to 20 mph, with gusts between 20 and 30 mph, should blow through Saturday before calming a tad on Sunday.

The weather service expects skies will remain clear through the weekend, save for some clouds on Saturday.

Overnight lows will hover between 73 and 75 degrees through the period. The next workweek should start with a high of 102 on Monday.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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