13 FIRST ALERT: It's official. Excessive Heat Warning issued for Tuesday, Wednesday

It’s coming.

Excessive heat, that is. If you ask many Las Vegas locals, they will probably say that we’ve had an unusually cool year so far. Las Vegas had the snowiest winter since 2008 (with 0.8” of snow officially falling in February) and we just completed a much cooler than average May for the first time since 2011.

Study: As triple digit temperatures return so does the risk for heat-related deaths

That’s about to change though. The first Excessive Heat Warning of the year has been issued for Tuesday and Wednesday, and may be extended into Thursday.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

The National Weather Service is predicting that high temps will range from 104 to 107 on Tuesday and Wednesday for the Las Vegas area. Pahrump can expect highs between 103 and 107 for the same time period and it will be a very toasty 115 to 120 in Death Valley.

Highs will drop slightly on Thursday with a predicted high of 103. Friday and Saturday are looking even better with high temps of 100 and 99 respectively.

Overnight lows will range between mid 70s to nearly 80 on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

Courtesy of KTNV Las Vegas

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