Excessive heat to boil West, Southwest U.S.


Summer doesn’t officially start until Wednesday, but parts of the West and Southwest are already broiling in a triple-digit heat wave.

  • 119 degrees in Furnace Creek, California
  • 113 in Blue Water, Arizona 
  • 112 in Midland, Texas

It’s making conditions even more dangerous for crews battling wildfires.

Temperatures in parts of California are expected to rise as high as 25 degrees above normal. 

Sizzling temperatures are expected in the Southwest and West. 

CBS News

Sizzling temperatures across the region could break records. And another cause for concern — air quality. Unhealthy to very unhealthy levels of heat-induced ozone pollution are expected in several inland communities.

Excessive heat warnings extend to Nevada , parts of Utah and in Arizona, where over a dozen wildfires are burning…



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