Hot, dry weather lingers in regions battling wildfires in Southwest

Residents near Agua Dulce, California, were forced to evacuate their homes due to a wildfire on Monday, June 4, 2018.PlayKim Kowhugget via Storyful
WATCH Hot, dry weather continues for regions battling wildfires in Southwest

Hot and dry weather continues to spark wildfires in the Southwest. It will not be letting up anytime soon.

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Phoenix reached 110 degrees Monday for the first time this year.

Meanwhile, the battle against raging wildfires in the area continues. A fire that ignited in Los Angeles County grew to 1,400 acres Monday and stands at 30 percent contained.

In Arizona, the so-called 377 Fire grew to 1,500 acres, and people had to be evacuated. It was at zero percent containment.

Some of the heat will move into western Texas and the Southern Plains starting Tuesday, and some areas could approach records in the next few days.

Temperatures will again be over 100 degrees in Arizona, Southern California and southern Nevada on Tuesday.ABC News
Temperatures will again be over 100 degrees in Arizona, Southern California and southern Nevada on Tuesday.

Severe weather hits Plains

Severe storms are forecast for the Midwest and Plains over the next several days as a storm system and a cold front move through the area.

Severe storms will develop Tuesday in the Dakotas and into Minnesota. The biggest threat will be damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes.

Severe weather, including possible tornadoes, is forecast for the Northern Plains on Tuesday.ABC News
Severe weather, including possible tornadoes, is forecast for the Northern Plains on Tuesday.

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