Dangerous heat wave to hit California over weekend as wildfires still burn


Greg Berndt takes a selfie as the thermometer reads 131 degrees Fahrenheit (55 Celsius) at the Furnace Creek Visitors Center in Death Valley, California, U.S. August 17, 2020.

David Becker | Reuters

A dangerous heat wave is expected to hit California over the weekend and trigger one of the hottest days in state history.

Temperatures on Sunday could reach between 110 and 120 degrees Fahrenheit in parts of Los Angeles, according to the county’s National Weather Service, as forecasters warn the heat will be “exceptionally dangerous” and potentially deadly. Temperatures could also reach 104 to 117 degrees in cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas. 

“The very hot conditions tomorrow through Labor…


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