Heat and drought to stifle West through end of June

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Desert locations are likely to have the most brutal conditions, surpassing 110 degrees Fahrenheit for several days this week in places like Phoenix and Needles, California. Death Valley is forecast to reach 120 F one or more times in the coming week. Expect a warm week in drought-plagued southwest Colorado, too.