West grapples with oppressive heat as dozens of records expected to fall

A third of the country is under oppressive heat, with dozens of records expected to fall. Adding to the trouble: more than 50 large wildfires are burning in at least 15 states, including a fire that has consumed more than 38,000 acres in South Central Oregon. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli has the details.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting