Nightly News   |  June 27, 2013

Oppressive heat hits West as storms soak East

High temperatures have been baking Nevada, Arizona and parts of California, where thermometers hit 126 in Death Valley. Meanwhile, storms are rolling through the mid-Atlantic. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> we have weather extremes to report, starting out west. intense heat putting impressive and oppressive numbers on the board. 103 in reno, 103 salt lake . 114 in las vegas , 126 in death valley , where it's forecast to top out at 128 degrees this weekend.

>>> and on the east, a lot of weather rolling through the east transportation corridor . thunderstorms and a lot of rain after a hot and dank day along the eastern seaboard .