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Heat Wave Baking Southwest Expected To Continue Several Days

PHOENIX (AP) — Forecasters say an"intense and relentless" heat wave baking much of the U.S. Southwest will continue in the coming week.

Phoenix on Friday tied a record for the date with a high of 117 degrees, and the National Weather Service said Friday was the eighth day in 2020 with a high of at least 115 degrees.

That beat the old record of seven days in 1974. The same high-pressure ridge over Arizona and Nevada was elevating temperatures in parts of California.

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Excessive heat warnings set to remain in effect until Wednesday evening blanketed large parts of the three states.