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The temperatures will rise this weekend to 100 °F in some states of the southwestern United States as a result of a heat wave that will last until next weekinformed the meteorological authorities.
Cities like Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Roswell, in New Mexico they could break high temperature records between today and tomorrow until the beginning of the week, which could encourage forest fires in the area.
“We’re expecting temperatures above normal and what that means for fires is generally unstable conditions,” Todd Shoemake, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Albuquerque, told CNN. “So if you see fire growing, many times it can be very explosive and quickly gain power and heat,” the expert warned.
Fortunately, Southern California is not expected to see record heat levels. This week, several communities were evacuated by the so-called “Coastal Fire”. However, the area will continue to see temperatures 10°F above normal.
Added to the heat is the low humidity, which aggravates the panorama and the possibility of fires.
From Arizona to Louisiana, residents of more than a dozen cities are experiencing unbearable heat, in some cases in triple digits, as in Phoenix, and Amarillo, Texas.
Temperatures will not drop significantly for the rest of the coming week.
That is precisely what worries the authorities in East Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana, the prolonged extension of weather conditions.