By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist
June 28, 2013; 9:45 PM
An atmospheric blast furnace will be at full throttle heading into the weekend over the interior West with heat reaching dangerous levels, challenging records and elevating the wildfire threat.
While many folks over the interior West are accustomed to and expect hot weather during the summer, the developing pattern will take the heat to the extreme. In some cities, record highs for any date throughout the year could be equaled or breached.