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Excessive heat warning issued for this weekend

Joyce Lupiani

Excessive heat warning issued for this weekend

CREATED Jun. 25, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- If you have not heard yet, the heat is coming. Again.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Southern Nevada, northwest Arizona and southeastern California from 11 a.m. June 28 through 8 p.m. July 1.

Forecasters are predicting near record and potentially dangerous high temperatures.

Expected high temperature for Las Vegas will range between 115 to 117; 118 to 125 for Mesquite and the Colorado River Valley; 111 to 114 for Pahrump; 114 to 118 for Barstow; 126 to 129 in Death Valley; and 108 to 112 in Kingman.

For most of the area, Saturday and Sunday will likely be the hottest days. Little relief is expected at night especially in urban areas like the Las Vegas Valley.

Low temperatures near the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas may not drop below 90 degrees.

The highest temperature ever recorded for the city of Las Veas is 117.

Children, senior citizens and people with chronic ailments should take extra precautions.

Here are some tips for beating the heat:

-- Close curtains and blinds

-- Hang a damp sheet in an open window. Incoming breezes are cooled by evaporating water
-- Place a shallow bowl of ice in front of a fan
-- Keep a spray bottle in the refrigerator filled with water and spritz yourself occasionally
-- Run your clothes dryer and dishwasher at night
-- Drink lots of water and avoid beverages that contain alcohol, caffeine or sugar (contributes to dehydration)
-- Don't use your oven (use microwave or outside barbecue)
-- Change your light bulbs. Long-lasting compact fluorescent bulbs produce 70 percent less heat. Turn off lights in rooms you are not in
-- Turn off your television or computer when not in use
-- Put a cold compress in your bed. Fill a cotton sock with rice, tie it closed, and freeze if for 2 hours before bedtime. Slip it between your sheets at bedtime
-- Run water over pulse points like your wrist or neck
-- Go swimming. If you don't have a pool at home, head to one of the county pools
-- If you don't have air conditioning or worried about a high bill, head to a public place like a library or a mall or even a local casino
-- Wear loose, lightweight cotton and linen clothing. Cover as much skin as possible and wear a wide-brimmed hat
-- Don't eat heavy meals. Eat smaller and lighter meals
-- Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. Limit outside activity and exercise to early-morning hours
-- Avoid the sun. Stay inside.
-- Check the daily forecasts, hourly weather conditions, alerts and more, by checking our weather page