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Construction workers gather Thursday at a new home site at sunrise to beat daytime high temperatures in Queen Creek, Ariz. Dangerously hot temperatures are expected across the Arizona deserts throughout the week with a high of 118 by today.

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Weekend heat wave to bake western US

A high pressure system parking over the West is expected to bring temperatures this weekend and into next week that are extreme even for a region used to baking during the summer.

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