Weather This Weekend, Jun 28
Temperatures To Reach Almost 120 Degrees In West This Week
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is in the grips of a dangerous heat wave that could send temperatures soaring to 118 degrees by the weekend in Phoenix, creating ripe conditions for wildfires and forcing the Border Patrol to ramp up efforts to rescue immigrants succumbing to the stifling heat while crossing the border.
The temperature in Phoenix is expected to climb through Saturday, when forecasters say the heat could set a new record. The record high for the same date in June is 117 degrees set in 1994, said meteorologist Mark O’Malley of the National Weather Service in Phoenix. The forecast for this coming Saturday currently is for 118 degrees.
“We’ll certainly be challenging records this week,” O’Malley said Tuesday.