LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A searing heatwave in southern Nevada could shatter more records in the coming week as it bakes the Las Vegas valley and surrounding areas.

On Sunday, Las Vegas recorded its hottest temperature ever when the temperature reading at Harry Reid International Airport hit 120 degrees. Although the temperature could be higher in other areas of the valley, the official reading is always done at the airport, and in the shade for accuracy.

The high daily temperature for June 8 of 114 degrees set in 2021 is expected to be broken. (Credit: National Weather Service)

There is little relief from the heat on the horizon. The excessive heat warning is now extended through Friday, July 12. It’s predicted the previous daily record of 114 degrees on July 8 will be broken today with a high temperature of at least 115 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, temperatures will range from 114 to 118 degrees this week. If that happens, Las Vegas will set a record for five or more consecutive days of temperatures at 115 or above. The current record is four straight days and was set in 2005. The other record that could be broken is 10 consecutive days of temperatures at 110 or higher. The current record was set in July 2023.

June 2024 was a forewarning of what was to come when that month broke the record for the hottest June ever recorded in Las Vegas. There were 28 days when the temperature reached 100 or higher. The average for the month was 106.2.

8 News Now weather anchor Sherry Swensk said there may be a slight break in the extreme heat by next weekend when monsoon moisture with a chance of thunderstorms moves into the valley. Then it will be less hot but more humid.

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