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Triple-digit heat wave continues to scorch West

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LAS VEGAS – The first major heat wave of the season is sweeping across the West, and temperatures are climbing dangerously high.”Take it easy out there. This is the first stretch of hot weather for the West, and sometimes we’re out of practice,” FOX Weather Meteorologist Britta Merwin said. “Even though the Southwest is used to dry heat, when it’s the first onset of that, that’s when we tend to see accidents happen.”HEAT DOME BAKING SOUTHWEST BLEEDS INTO TEXAS WITH STRETCH OF TRIPLE-DIGIT TEMPERATURESThe FOX Forecast Center said an upper-level area of high pressure  established itself over the region. Record-high temperatures will be threatened throughout the West. From there, the heat will be slow to leave the region, potentially leading to dangerously high temperatures right into next week.California’s heat peaked Wednesday but temperatures in the eastern part of the state will stay hot into the weekend.HOW TO WATCH FOX WEATHERDaytime high temperatures will soar into the 90s and 100s for much of California’s Central Valley and the deserts of California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and southern Utah. Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for nearly 20 million people. HOW THE WEATHER YOU’RE ACCUSTOMED TO AFFECTS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEAT WARNINGS, ADVISORIESWhile places closer to the coast, such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, are projected to have highs in the 60s and 70s, locations farther inland, such as Las Vegas and Phoenix, will be scorching for much of the week with daytime temperatures soaring above the 100-degree mark. Much of the region under heat alerts will also be under a Level 3 out of 4 “major” heat risk. This means heat will be dangerous for nearly everyone, and some life-threatening heat-related illnesses are likely if not carefully monitored.

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