Desert cities in Arizona and Nevada will be under excessive heat warnings through the Labor Day weekend due to high temperatures forecast to reach up to 115 degrees in some areas.

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It's grim news for the western U.S. The latest maps show most of the southern half of the region is mired by drought, with the most extreme conditions centered over parts of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.

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Trying to stay safe during a global pandemic is hard enough, but people in Southwest desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas where temperatures can soar into the triple digits are also trying to protect themselves from the brutal heat.

'Wet And Unsettled' Weather To Continue In Arizona This Week

Mar 11, 2020
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Soggy weather is expected across Arizona through Friday.  Forecasters say possible heavy rains in some areas could result in flooding with flowing washes and roads covered by water.

Soaking Storms Moving Into Arizona And Could Drop Snow At Higher Elevations

Nov 19, 2019

Flash flood watches have been issued for much of Arizona as soaking rain showers and thunderstorms move in from the south this morning while higher elevations in the north, east and south may receive snow starting Tuesday night.