PHOENIX — It's already hot in Phoenix. But if you thought it couldn't get any hotter, boy, you'd be wrong.
Phoenix broke a daily heat record for the second straight day on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The mercury reached 114 degrees at 2 p.m., shattering the previous record of 110 degrees set in 2007.
But Phoenix may have gotten off a little easy: It was forecast to reach a high of 115 degrees Wednesday.
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The day prior, Phoenix set a new record high temperature for Aug. 20. Temperatures reached 113 degrees on Tuesday, one degree higher than the record from 1986.
Staying safe in the heat
As NWS Phoenix says...
- You probably want to cancel any outdoor plans and avoid any kind of strenuous activity.
- Turn on the A/C when you're indoors.
- Check-in on loved ones, especially elderly ones.
- Temps will be hot overnight too, so be prepared for those too.
- DRINK, DRINK and DRINK SOME MORE WATER. We're talking before you're ever thirsty.
- And always call 911 if there's an emergency.