Jun 14, 2017

Record-threatening, ‘crazy’ heat forecast for western U.S. early next week

Phoenix, AZ
USA
by
Jason Samenow
,
Washington Post
National Weather Service forecast high temperatures Sunday. Locations where highs are predicted to be within one degree of a record are circled. Image: WeatherBell
National Weather Service forecast high temperatures Sunday. Locations where highs are predicted to be within one degree of a record are circled. Image: WeatherBell

Interior California and the desert Southwest are bracing for an intense and long heat wave, forecast to start this weekend and continue well into next week.

The worst of the heat is expected Monday or Tuesday, when many locations will witness temperatures 15 to 30 degrees above normal, challenging records.