The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch, which is in effect form Saturday, June 17, though Tuesday June 20. Temperatures from 109-114 for the Las Vegas Valley and other lower desert areas, 120-125 for Death Valley, 111-120 along the Colorado River Valley. The hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible; especially for the elderly, children, homeless, and those unaccustomed to the heat. An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Avoid outdoor actives during the hottest parts of the day and never leave a child or pet unattended in a vehicle for any period of time.