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One of hottest Las Vegas summers ever coming to end

Updated October 6, 2020 - 7:29 am

One of the hottest summers in Las Vegas history appears to finally be at an end — almost.

Tuesday’s forecast high of 97 is more than 10 degrees above normal.

“After today we will start seeing a decrease (in temperatures) pretty much every day through the weekend,” National Weather Service meteorologist Kate Guillet said. “There are no triple-digit highs in the seven-day forecast and it’s highly unlikely we would reach triple digits again.”

Wednesday’s high is expected to be near 96, with a forecast of 94 for Thursday, 89 for Friday and 85 on Saturday.

“A low pressure trough will come through late in the week and behind it will be cooler air and northerly winds so we’ll see temps in the low 80s for the weekend,” Guillet said.

The forecast high for Monday is 79.

Nearly 100 days of 100 degrees

The summer of 2020 recorded 97 days with highs of 100 or more. The record is 100 days set in 1947.

The highest reading in 2020 was 114 degrees, reached on Aug. 18 and Sept. 6. That’s 3 degrees short of the Las Vegas record.

Dry spell ongoing

The record streak without measurable rain at McCarran International Airport entered its 169th day on Tuesday. The last rainfall was April 20.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.

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