Ok, who upset Mother Nature because this El Paso heat is no joke! 104! I mean, it could be worse. 112 in Phoenix?!

Extreme heat continues to grip Texas and Arizona, with officials urging residents to take precautions because A heat dome has settled over the Southwest, pushing temperatures to dangerous levels.

In El Paso, we hit a scorching 104°F on Sunday, and In Phoenix locals saw temperatures of 112°F on Saturday, slightly cooler than what they experienced on Sunday which was 110°F.

Phoenix Is Breaking Records: 

According to weather officials, this June has been Phoenix's hottest start on record, averaging 5.6 degrees Fahrenheit above normal.

Ted Whittock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Phoenix, advised residents to limit outdoor activities between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., stay hydrated, and wear light, loose-fitting clothing.

The extreme heat has proven deadly in recent years; in 2023, 645 people died from heat-related causes in metro Phoenix.

The heat wave extends beyond Arizona, New Mexico and Texas

It’s also affecting parts of New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas.

In New Mexico, Roswell expected a high of 107°F on Monday, while Albuquerque and Denver experienced highs nearing 100°F.

While the Southwest sizzles, the northern Rockies brace for late-season snow, with up to 20 inches (51 cm) forecasted for higher elevations in Montana.

Heavy Rain Is Also Expected:

Meanwhile, the central Gulf Coast faces heavy rains and potential flash flooding, continuing a pattern of extreme weather across the U.S.

El Paso is expected to get some of that rain with local forecasters predicting chances for heavy rain Thursday into Friday.

Afternoon highs are expected to drop to the lower 90s so it seems like we might get a break from the heat, but that will only last one day. *Cries in Spanish*

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

Gallery Credit: Anuradha Varanasi

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