HEAT WAVE FORECAST: Saturday afternoon update from forecasters

A child jumps off the high dive at Vale City Pool shortly after it opened for the summer in 2020. (The Enterprise file)

The National Weather Service isn’t mincing words about the forecast for the week ahead.

“It is going to be dangerously hot,” according to the latest forecast, issued Saturday afternoon.

No place in the West is escaping the so-called “heat dome” parked over the region, and health experts and government authorities continue to urge people to dial back daytime activities, stay hydrated, and simply stay indoors in the afternoons.

The weather service is reporting that “models continue to show an increasing chance of

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