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Excessive heat warning continues for Southern Nevada

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Temperatures will climb to 112 degrees for parts of the Las Vegas Valley on Wednesday, according to forecasters.

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for much of Southern Nevada from until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Forecasters said temperatures will range between 108 and 114 degrees in the Las Vegas Valley - far above the seasonal average of 103 degrees. In Death Valley, the temperature was forecast to climb to 125 degrees.

Officials said heat-related illnesses can develop quickly in this type of heat, especially for the homeless, elderly, children and pets. Experts said people should stay in an air-conditioned building as much as possible. However, people who must be outside should wear lightweight and light-colored clothing, drink plenty of non-caffeinated and non-alcoholic beverages and seek shelter in the shade often.

Officials have also opened several cooling stations throughout Clark County to help those who don't have access to air conditioning.

FOX5 morning weather anchor Cassandra Jones said the forecast high of 112 degrees for Wednesday falls short of the record high of 115 degrees.

Jones said temperatures will fall closer to seasonal averages by the weekend, but the heat returns by the beginning of next week.

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