Extreme heat continues; Phoenix breaks record temperature set in 1943

PHOENIX (AP/KSAZ) - Desert areas of the U.S. Southwest experienced another day of extreme heat.

According to the National Weather Service, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport recorded a temperature of 116°F (46°C), breaking a record set in 1943.

Las Vegas authorities say the city could see the hottest weather this year. Fire officials say conditions will be dangerous. Las Vegas reached a high of 112 (44 Celsius) on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service said a new high of 127 degrees (52.7 Celsius) was set at California's Death Valley on Tuesday.

Tucson recorded 112 degrees (44 Celsius) on Tuesday, its hottest July temperature since 1995 and city's fourth hottest July day on record.