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Dangerous heat wave towards California, Arizona and Las Vegas

Temperatures can reach 112 degrees in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Palm Springs.

A dangerous and potentially record-breaking heat wave is moving west this week, affecting California, Arizona and southern Nevada, including Las Vegas.

An extreme heat warning begins Tuesday for the California Valley region, with temperatures up to 108 degrees possible from Redding to Sacramento, Fresno to Bakersfield.

An excessive heat warning will extend from Las Vegas to the Lake Havasu City, Arizona, region on Wednesday.

Temperatures are expected to skyrocket to 112 degrees in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Palm Springs, California, on Thursday or Friday.

If Las Vegas exceeds 110 degrees on Thursday, it won’t be until June at the earliest that the city has ever been that hot.

And if Phoenix hits 111 degrees on Thursday, the city will break a daily record set in 2016.

Reno, Nevada and Fresno, California, will also approach daily records on Thursday.

This weather is considered a major heat risk; Overexposure can cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion, and without intervention it can lead to heat stroke.

Further north, temperatures in Salt Lake City and Boise, Idaho, could reach the mid-90s.

Click here for what you need to know about staying safe in the heat.

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