(ETH) – The West Coast is about to be struck with a dangerous heatwave that is expected to arrive over the holiday weekend that will impact over forty-three million people across much of California, southern Nevada, and western Arizona, who is already under an excessive heat watch.
According to CNN, Forecasters are warning that this heatwave has the potential to break all-time high-temperature records across the region. The concern is so great that the National Weather Service Los Angeles suggested that “all daytime outdoor activities should be limited or canceled.”
According to the report, Excessive heat watches are expected to begin on Friday for valleys and mountains and Saturday for coastal areas. Forecasters warn that Sunday is expected to be the hottest day, with temperatures reaching a dangerous 115 degrees.
This heatwave is expected to break 100 record high minimum temperatures during the same time frame. They are also warning that there will be little relief even at nightfall with temperatures still remaining in the 70s and 80s, which will allow for little relief for the region not allow buildings and people to cool down overnight.
The National Weather Service is warning that this weekend is expected to be even worse than the August heatwave, that produced rolling blackouts in the area and that “extreme stress on power infrastructure may lead to power outages.” There is also a high risk of heat-related illnesses as well.