51°F
weather icon Mostly Cloudy

Above-average highs expected, Sunday to hit 109 degrees

After temperatures have hung around just at or below normal for this time of year, the mercury is set to rise this weekend.

The National Weather Service said that a high-pressure system moving over the region this weekend will increase high temperatures to above average, soaring as high as 109 degrees Sunday.

“We will be dry through this period,” said Clay Morgan, National Weather Service meteorologist. “A high-pressure system moving in from the west is responsible for the temps.”

High temperatures over the next week will range from 100 today to 109 Sunday, with temperatures decreasing a bit at the beginning of the work week. Highs will range between 106 Monday to 102 on Wednesday.

“Temps will be about five to seven degrees above normal this weekend,” Morgan said.

Although early, weather models suggest a chance that the monsoonal flow could return toward the end of next week.

“We’re looking at a possible moisture push late next week,” Morgan said. “But as of now we’ll have to wait and see.”

Although the peak of the Perseid meteor shower occurred last night, some meteors will still be shooting through the sky tonight and Saturday night. Clear skies are expected, so don’t be surprised to see several meteors streaking above over the next couple of evenings.

Contact reporter Mick Akers at makers@pvtimes.com. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Tonopah quilting group sews and donates face masks

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series of groups and individuals making face masks in Nye County for health care workers, first responders and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sisolak expands directive mandating social distancing

Golf courses, showrooms and in-home styling services have been shut down under Gov. Steve Sisolak’s expanded social distancing directive announced Wednesday.

Pahrump Senior Center announces changes

The Pahrump Senior Center has made a few operational modifications until the facility is able to reopen, after closing its doors due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

Locals take part in drive-up food distribution

Scores upon scores of vehicles were lined up on Monday, April 6, as individuals and families took advantage of a one-day food distribution program at New Hope Fellowship’s Path of Hope Ministry, located at 781 West St.

Nye County prepped for COVID-19

During a special teleconference meeting of the Nye County Commission on Friday, April 3, the first held by that body since the new coronavirus struck the county, Nye County Emergency Management Director Scott Lewis kicked things off with an overview of the county’s COVID-19 response and the task force that has been assembled to lead that response.

Nevada Realtors responds to eviction moratorium

The Nevada Realtors, a professional trade association, released a statement in support of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s move to creat an eviction moratorium in Nevada.

New website will help older Nevadans deal with coronavirus

The state Aging and Disability Services Division has set up a new website to help senior Nevadans and their caregivers find resources in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic.