September 6, 2021 - 5:31 am
Updated September 6, 2021 - 7:44 am
Excessive heat with high temperatures up to 113 are forecast for the Las Vegas region on Labor Day, Tuesday and perhaps longer, according to the National Weather Service.
Death Valley National Park may see highs around 120.
High temps running 5-10 degrees above normal with record high’s and high minimum temps potentially being tied or broken. Official records show the latest Las Vegas has hit 110 degrees is Sept. 8 while the latest Death Valley has hit 120 degrees is Sept. 13. #nvwx #cawx #azwx pic.twitter.com/Pi4eeCsCmE
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) September 5, 2021
An excessive heat warning runs from 11 a.m. Monday through 8 p.m. Tuesday and could be extended through Wednesday, said meteorologist Chris Outler.
After reaching 105 at McCarran International Airport on Sunday, the Monday forecast high is 107 in Las Vegas although some parts will likely see higher temperatures. Winds will be 5-7 mph.
Highs on Tuesday and Wednesday are forecast to be 108 with similar wind conditions.
“The best thing is to bear with the heat while it lasts,” Outler said. “Some of the models are kicking it up a bit higher (than 108).”
Limit outdoor exposure
People are advised to avoid or limit being outside in the heat of the day, to remain hydrated and to use caution when working or exercising outside.
Heat conditions were similar in Las Vegas last Labor Day weekend.
There is no moisture in the forecast until a slight chance on Friday.