Slightly cooler temps this weekend in Las Vegas Valley

Tourists visit the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye

Temperatures in the Las Vegas Valley this weekend will be near normal before shooting back next week, the National Weather Service said.

Friday is expected to hit 104 degrees, seeing lighter winds than Wednesday and Thursday.

“Winds around the valley have been influenced by nearby thunderstorms,” meteorologist Alex Boothe said. “It’s just been chaotic, but we’re not expecting as much activity today.”

A 10 percent chance of showers will linger throughout the weekend, the weather service said.

The forecast high Saturday will reach 102 degrees, followed by a 100-degree high on Sunday.

By Monday, temperatures will spring back up to above-normal at 105 degrees, the weather service said. Tuesday will be slightly warmer at 106 degrees.

The average temperature for this time of year, according to the weather service’s 30-year average, is 98 degrees.

“We’ll be flirting with some potential record highs Tuesday,” Boothe said. The 109-degree record was set in 1977.

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