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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shelters and temporary cooling stations are opening during daytime hours in the Las Vegas area after an excessive heat warning was issued for this week.

Clark County officials announced Monday that shelters operated by Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, the Salvation Army and the Shade Tree will be open daily through the end of September.

Cooling stations also are opening for Tuesday and Wednesday at seven locations in Las Vegas and Henderson, providing additional shelter from the expected triple-digit highs.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning that remains in effect until Wednesday night.

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Highs are expected reach to 106 degrees Fahrenheit Tuesday and 107 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday.

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