Hottest Thanksgiving Day ever in the forecast for Arizona

PHOENIX - Record-breaking heat is in the forecast, Arizona! The latest forecasts show it may be the hottest Thanksgiving ever for much of the state. 

The National Weather Service in Phoenix said it couldn't rule out the possibility of hitting 90 with 89 as the current expected high.

In Flagstaff, NWS said temps this warm haven't been seen for "quite some time, if ever." 

The record high for Thanksgiving Day in Phoenix is 87 reached in 1950 and again in 2014. Just before 3 p.m. on Thursday, Phoenix hit 87 degrees, tying that record. 

The warmest Thanksgiving in Flagstaff was 67 degrees set in 1954.

According to NWS, the latest 90-degree temperature on record for Phoenix is Nov. 15 set in 1999.

The record for the most 80-plus days for Phoenix in November is also in Mother Nature's sights. The record is 24 set back in 1949.

As of Monday, the Valley had seen 17 with more to come this holiday weekend.

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