Phoenix hit 118 and broke a heat record from 1905

Phoenix officially hit 118 degrees Friday afternoon, breaking the previous mark of 115, which was set in 1905, according to the National Weather Service Phoenix.

The city had reached a record-breaking 116 degrees around 2 p.m. Friday.

An excessive heat warning is in effect for much of the Valley until 8 p.m.

Other parts of the state are also under an excessive heat warning and experiencing record-breaking heat.

Tucson broke a 71-year-old heat record, hitting 111 just before 2 p.m.

Later in the day, scattered showers and gusty winds moved through the east Valley, kicking up some dust in east Mesa.

The Valley experienced its first rain in a couple months on Thursday night.

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