Phoenix all-time record high temp threatened this week

Extreme heat returning

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Extremely dangerous and record-setting temperatures will occur this coming Friday into the weekend. In fact, afternoon high temperatures on Sunday could near the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Phoenix.

On June 26, 1990, the temperature in Phoenix reached 122 degrees, making it the hottest temperature since records began in 1895. Other peak temperatures include 121 degrees in July 1995 and 120 in June 1990.

As for the 119-degree temperature, Phoenix has hit it five times since 1895, with the most recent being on June 29, 2013.

As high pressure builds into the area this coming week, temperatures will be in the 110-115 degree range on Friday and Saturday before rising into the 115-120 degree range on Sunday.

If the temperature reaches 120 degrees in Phoenix on Sunday, it would be the tied with the third hottest day ever recorded in Phoenix and be the warmest temperature since July 28, 1995.

The daily record high temperatures will also likely be broken on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, as each day the current record sits at 115 degrees.

The National Weather Service has already issue an Excessive Heat Watch for central and southwest Arizona for Friday through Monday.

For the latest forecast head over to http://www.12news.com/weather.

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