Ty O’Neil / Associated Press
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023 | 6:08 a.m.
The average temperature in Las Vegas was 97.3 degrees in July, a record for the month, the National Weather Service in Las Vegas said this morning.
The previous average for July was 96.2 degrees in 2010.
Las Vegas was one of three cities in the region to establish a record for July, with the average temperature in Kingman, Ariz., recorded at 88.5 degrees. The previous average was 86.9 degrees in 2003.
Additionally, Needles, Calif., averaged 101.8 degrees in July, besting its previous monthly average of 100.9 degrees in 2006.
There have been 23 heat-related deaths in the Las Vegas area since April, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.
The high temperature today in Las Vegas — the first day of August — is projected to reach a high of 99 degrees with heavy chances of rain, according to the weather service. Showers and thunderstorms are also in the forecast today.
The temperatures will increase gradually the rest of the week, with a projected high of 108 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.