RENO, Nev. (AP) 鈥 Las Vegas set a new record high again on Friday and Albuquerque tied its high mark, but forecasters said the weeklong heat wave that baked most of the U.S. Southwest earlier than usual in temperatures well into triple digits was on its last legs.

Slightly cooler weather was expected through the weekend, but the National Weather Service warned it will be short-lived relief before the unseasonably hot weather returns next week.

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