Red Rock Canyon Open Space Feature (copy)

Hikers make their way through the trails at Red Rock Canyon Open Space on a warm Friday morning. Forecasters predict clear, sunny skies through the weekend. 

A brisk Thursday morning will warm up, reaching high temperatures that are likely to last through the weekend, forecasters at the National Weather service predict.

Today’s high is predicted near 85 degrees, and temperatures in the low 80s are likely through Sunday.

A breeze can be expected this afternoon. Gusts could reach 30 mph by Friday.

Besides a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon, clear, sunny skies are forecast for the weekend.

Here’s the full NWS forecast:

Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4 p.m., then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m. Sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a south southwest wind at 5 to 10 mph becoming south 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming south about 5 mph in the afternoon.

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