The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for parts of Western Arizona, Eastern California and Southern Nevada. The warning will remain in effect until 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5.
High temperatures are expected to reach 109 to 113 degrees in Las Vegas, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Laughlin/Bullhead City area. Temperatures are expected to reach 113 to 117 degrees in Lake Havasu City, 106 to 110 degrees in the Pahrump Valley, 119 to 124 degrees in Death Valley National Park, and 108 to 112 degrees in the Morongo Basin.
The NWS says heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be possible. The people most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses include those who spend a lot of time outdoors, those without air conditioning, young children, the elderly, and those with chronic ailments.
“Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside,” the NWS said. “When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.”
“Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances,” the NWS said. “This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.”