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US Southwest Braces For Another Day Of Extreme Heat

PHOENIX (AP) — Desert areas of the Southwest are bracing for another day of extreme heat.

 

The National Weather Service office in Phoenix says highs in southern Arizona and southeast California will range from 113 degrees to 118 degrees on Wednesday, with a little relief expected Thursday in south-central Arizona but nearly identical readings further west.

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Las Vegas authorities say the southern Nevada city could see the hottest weather so far this year. Fire officials say conditions will be dangerous and they're urging that precautions be taken for children, the elderly and people with chronic illnesses.

 

Las Vegas reached a high of 112 on Tuesday.

 

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Tucson recorded 112 degrees on Tuesday, its hottest July temperature since 1995 and city's fourth hottest July day on record.