/ Modified jun 10, 2021 10:43 p.m.

Border officials warn of heat dangers in south Arizona

An excessive heat warning for many parts of southern and central Arizona is expected to begin Saturday

Sun, Heat, Summer, Hot, Temperature hero The bright sun sets behind some trees near Soleng Tom Elementary School on Tucson's east side.
AZPM Staff

The U.S. Border Patrol in southern Arizona is warning of the dangers that border crossers face as summer temperatures soar into triple digits.

The Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector says Thursday that migrants are putting their lives at risk when they cross the Sonoran Desert.

It notes that adults traversing that area in the current heat must consume at least two gallons of water daily to survive.

An excessive heat warning for many parts of southern and central Arizona was expected to begin Saturday and stretch at least through June 18, with a potential Wednesday high of 117 Fahrenheit.

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