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Las Vegas highs about normal in advance of Labor Day weekend

Updated September 2, 2021 - 7:52 am

With meteorological fall starting on Wednesday, temperatures will be close to normal in the Las Vegas Valley into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

The Thursday high should be near 99 with south to southwest winds of 6-14 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

Friday will be similar with lighter winds projected.

The weekend will see highs at or a bit above normal with a 101 on Saturday and 104 on Sunday. Labor Day will also have a high near 104 with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

August ended as the sixth hottest August in Las Vegas weather history and with just a trace of rain at the official weather station, McCarran International Airport. Several monsoon storms dropped significant rain during the month, but almost all missed McCarran.

The average temperature was 93, 1.3 degrees above normal.

The three summers months ended with an average temperature of 93.4 in Las Vegas, the second hottest summer since 1937 when records began.

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