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Oppressive Heat Invades the Southwest


Those living in the desert Southwest are used to searing hot summers. Triple-digit high temperatures in the summer are as common as cacti.

What is coming this weekend to California, Arizona, and Southern Nevada will be extreme, even by desert standards. From Tucson through Pheonix, Yuma, Palm Springs, and into the Inland Empire east of Los Angeles, record high temperatures will likely be broken. Temperatures will easily reach 110 degrees, and a few places may even see 120 degrees this weekend. This isn’t good news for these drought-stricken areas where water resources are already being stretched to the limit.

8-14 SW Temps
It is advised that everyone stay indoors during the hottest part of the day; from noon to 4 pm. If you have to be outside be sure to stay hydrated, apply sunscreen, and don’t leave children or pets alone in an enclosed car for any length of time.

The heat invasion in the Desert Southwest will last through Sunday, so be on guard and plan your weekend accordingly.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Jason Cerjak
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