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.

A tree or large branch blocked the two right lanes on Loop 101 near Chandler Friday, July 7, 2017 (Photo: Becky Torres)
The tree in Cathy Beard-Dipenbrock's backyard in Chandler was blown over by a large wind gust Friday, July 7, 2017. 

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