Historic heat in store for the Valley this week

Clark County activates 'cooling stations' in response
A Thermometer with the sun in the background showcases excessive heat
Excessive heat Photo credit xurzon/Getty Images

Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Summer doesn't officially arrive until Sunday, but Southern Nevada residents will be feeling summer-like temperatures unlike any the Valley has felt this week.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for all of Southern Nevada. The warning goes into effect on Monday at 10am and doesn't expire until Saturday night.

Monday will be the coolest day of the week, with temps 'only' peaking at around 111. By mid-week, highs are expected to reach into the 115-117 degree range.

In response to the excessive heat, Clark County is activating a number of what they call 'cooling stations', where residents who need to escape from the heat can seek shelter.