PHOENIX — Harsh heat will grip Arizona this weekend as strengthening high pressure pushes up temperatures into record territory through early next week.
The excessive heat warning will keep its chokehold on more than five million Arizonans through Monday with high temps ranging from 110-120 degrees.
Unlike previous excessive heat warnings issued earlier this year, this episode will be even more rare and dangerous, bringing on the hottest weather the region has experienced since 2017.
Many new record highs could be achieved during this sweltering stretch. In fact, Phoenix is on pace to bring down Sunday’s record of 115 degrees set in 2009 and Monday’s record of 114 set in 2005.
Morning low temperatures won’t be providing much of a respite, with minimum temperatures failing to drop below 90 degrees in the Valley.
Heat is the top weather-related killer. More than flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning and earthquakes combined.
Please use extra caution during this time and know the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
SATURDAY: 90/115 partly sunny & heating up
SUNDAY: 91/117 partly sunny
MONDAY: 91/115 sunny
TUESDAY: 88/111 sunny
WEDNESDAY: 87/110 sunny
THURSDAY: 86/110 sunny
FRIDAY: 86/109 sunny
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