US Southwest braces for another day of extreme heat

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Desert areas of the U.S. 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 (45 Celsius) to 118 degrees (48 Celsius) on Wednesday, with a little relief expected Thursday for some in Arizona.

Las Vegas authorities say the city could see the hottest weather this year. Fire officials say conditions will be dangerous. Las Vegas reached a high of 112 (44 Celsius) on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service said a new high of 127 degrees (52.7 Celsius) was set at California’s Death Valley on Tuesday.

Tucson recorded 112 degrees (44 Celsius) on Tuesday, its hottest July temperature since 1995 and city’s fourth hottest July day on record.

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