Record breaking temperatures are broiling the Southwest

Potentially deadly heat spreads from Southwest into Midwest, Phoenix approaches 120 degrees, Las Vegas, Tuscon may threaten all time records.

In Phoenix, temperatures reached 118 degrees on Sunday. In Yuma (Arizona) temperatures reached 119 degrees, while Flagstaff at 7000 feet elevation, a record breaking temperature of nearly 94 degrees broke an 80 year old daily record set in 1936. Forecasters said temperatures could come close to Arizona’s record of 122 degrees, set in 1990.

In Las Vegas (NV) highs in the 110s are possible into much of the week ahead.