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So long, double digits: Temperatures rising as heat wave arrives

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Updated Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 10 a.m.

Heat warning

The heat has only just begun in Las Vegas as the thermostat looks to only go up after Tuesday.

With record-high temperatures in the offing, Tuesday remained under the triple-digit mark at 99 degrees at McCarran International Airport, according to Las Vegas National Weather Service Meteorologist Larry Jensen. However, the heat wave will soon be upon us.

The overnight low dipped to 83 degrees and is expected to ratchet up to a high temperature Wednesday of 106 degrees. That would fall short of the record high of 114 degrees for June 26. On Thursday, forecasters say the high in Las Vegas will reach 110, then shoot up to 114 on Friday before temperatures reaches a sauna-like 116 on Saturday and 117 on Sunday.

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for Clark County that will begin Friday morning and continue through Monday evening.

The all-time record high temperature for Las Vegas is 117 degrees, set on two occasions: July 19, 2005, and July 24, 1942.

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