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January 30, 2015

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How hot? Forecast for weekend triggers excessive heat warning

Temperatures could climb to record-breaking levels this weekend, triggering an excessive heat warning Friday through Sunday in Clark County.

The National Weather Service announced that a strong high-pressure area over parts of southern California, Arizona and Nevada beginning on Friday could possibly lead to highs of 105 or 110 in the Las Vegas area.

Officials warned that the high temperatures could be dangerous for tourists not acclimated to the heat, in addition to dangers for children and the elderly. The National Weather Service recommends participating in outdoor activities only in the morning and evening, and to drink plenty of fluids.

The record temperature for Clark County in June is 116 degrees, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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