September 21, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A heat wave that pushed temperatures in Las Vegas to 115 and above for the last several days - including a record-tying 117 on Sunday - helped make June the hottest ever.
National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Stachelski said Monday that Sin City will continue to bake in near-record temperatures at least through Thursday.
Friday's forecast is for a high of only 110 degrees.
July is starting as a scorcher, with Monday's high expected to reach 116 at McCarran International Airport, just off the Las Vegas Strip.
Stachelski says the average daily temperature in June of 91.5 degrees broke the old record of 90.5 degrees set in 2006.
Sunday's high tied the all-time record temperature in Las Vegas reached twice before - July 24, 1942, and July 19, 2005.