The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a heat advisory for most of Nevada through Thursday.
Meteorologist Scott McGuire said central Nevada to include Fallon, Fernley and Silver Springs will see temperatures soaring into triple digits for the next three day.
“It will be the hottest week of the year,” he said.
McGuire added a high ridge of pressure has formed over Nevada, which is causing temperatures to soar into the low 100s. He said highs will range from 100 to 106 degrees in the valleys with the hottest day Wednesday with temperatures forecast between 105 to 110.
Fallon is expecting a high of 103 on Tuesday and 106 on Wednesday, 2 degrees short of the record set two years ago.
“The high temperatures should peak on Wednesday,” he said.
Thursday will remain in triple digits at 104 and Friday at 100 before the highs return to the mid-90s over the weekend. Temperatures in Fernley and Silver Springs are expected to be near Fallon’s highs.
McGuire said there’s a 20 percent chance that afternoon thunderstorms will return on Thursday and continue through Monday. He said next week highs will range in the upper 90s to low 100s.
“It’s going to be hot for the next 10 days,” he said.
Morning lows for Fallon will be in the mid to high 60s, while Fernley and Silver springs will see morning temperatures in the low 70s.
The weather service has also issued a precautionary list for the next three days:
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening, especially on Wednesday.
Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency — call 911.
Do not swim in the canals to cool down because of pesticides, fast-moving water and currents.