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Las Vegas Valley under excessive heat warning

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An excessive heat warning began Thursday and is expected to last through Sunday night in southern Nevada.

FOX5 Meteorologist Les Krifaton said high temperatures could hover around 107 degrees Thursday, followed by 108 Friday and 110 Saturday.

The warning went into effect at noon and runs through Sunday at 8 p.m., Krifaton said.

Medical experts say people will experience heat exhaustion quicker under these conditions. One expert suggested drinking a cup of water about every 20 minutes to maintain health in the heat.

In addition, pet owners are being told not to walk their pets during peak heat times as the pads of their paws can burn. Pet owners are also being urged to give shelter and shade for any pets kept outdoors.

The advisory seems to have marked a jump start to summer. The season doesn't officially begin until June 20.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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