400728 19: Sun rays illuminate the desert February 7, 2002 north of Las Vegas, NV where the primary proposed rail route for transporting radioactive waste to the site of Yucca Mountain lies. Although the route would skirt around downtown Las Vegas, many residents dislike the idea of shipping 70,000 tons of nuclear waste over nearby highways and railroads. In January, the U.S. Department of Energy endorsed the Yucca Mountain plan. U.S. President George W. Bush could annouce his support for the plan as early as this week. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
The forecast high for Thursday is 109-degrees in the Las Vegas valley.
And if it is reached, it will become the hottest day of 2019. Currently it’s June 12, when we hit 107-degrees. The National Weather Service says the above average temperatures will combine with wind gusts of up to 22 mph. We should “cool down” to 84-degrees overnight. The normal high for this time of year is 104-degrees. High temperatures aroun 108-degrees will remain Friday through Tuesday.