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September 21, 2014

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Hottest temperatures of year on way to Las Vegas, region, forecasters say

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An attendee cools off in a fan mister during the second night of EDC at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

As if it's not already hot enough, summer is about to sizzle in the desert.

Temperatures as high as 111 in Las Vegas, 115 in Laughlin and 122 in Death Valley are forecast for next week.

“The hottest weather of the year so far is on the way,” the National Weather Service in Las Vegas said in a post today on its Facebook page.

Daily high temperatures will trend upward Saturday through Wednesday before falling off a bit on Thursday, the eve of the July 4 holiday, forecasters predict.

In Las Vegas, a high of 104 is forecast for Saturday, followed by 106 on Sunday, 107 on Monday, 110 on Tuesday and 111 on Wednesday.

Officially, the highest temperature so far this year in Las Vegas was 106, recorded June 9 and 10. While areas of the valley might have reported higher temperatures, official readings are taken at the National Weather Service’s recording station at McCarran International Airport.

Through Thursday, the National Weather Service said the temperature has exceeded 100 degrees on 17 days this month, most recently on Wednesday.

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