Excessive heat is returning to the desert areas of California and Arizona this weekend. The mercury will soar well into the triple digits today (Friday) and top above 110 Saturday, when record highs are possible.
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) September 7, 2018
☀🔥 Potential Record-Breaking Weekend! 🔥☀
With #weekend highs peaking at about 10F above normal, we're looking at our hottest day on Saturday with some potential broken daily #records. We're forecasting breaks for #DeathValley and #Needles! #VegasWeather #NvWx #CaWx #AzWx pic.twitter.com/WFz5kxRp9R
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) September 7, 2018
☀️Temperatures will peak on Saturday, so be aware of the heat risk in your area this weekend as you're out and about. Most areas away form the coast will be under moderate heat risk. #CAwx #SanDiego #SoCal pic.twitter.com/wrehkJHwV9
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) September 6, 2018
The heat will start to increase today (Friday) as highs will hit 105 to 110 from the Gila River Valley to the Imperial Valley. Residents are reminded to stay cool and hydrated.
Even more heat is expected for Saturday. High temperatures are expected to climb above 110 in the Excessive Heat Warning areas. The National Weather Service reminds residents to stay indoors and seek air-conditioned buildings when possible. Drink water, more than usual. Dress for the heat with lightweight and light- colored clothing.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels