West Coast blazes firefighters in NorCal’s Yolo County.
Hundreds of firefighters in two West Coast states are battling multiple wildfires, and a record-breaking heatwave could pose an even bigger problem in a region still reeling from last year’s deadly blazes.
An excessive heat watch will be in effect from Tuesday to Thursday for portions of California and Arizona, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said. Temperatures in the border areas of the two states and in the valley region from Redding to Bakersfield will reach triple digits.
The heat wave will move north to Oregon and Washington later in the week, and could break record highs for the day in Medford and Portland, Oregon, Guy said.
“If you think it’s hot this weekend, wait until the middle of next week,” the National Weather Service in Phoenix tweeted. “Widespread highs near 110 degrees at lower elevations.”