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Phoenix hits 90 degrees for first time in 2020

The city usually hits the 90-degree mark around March 31.

PHOENIX — The mercury in the city of Phoenix has officially hit 90 degrees for the first time this year!

The milestone marks the 10th latest 90-degree high on record and the latest mark since 1995. The average first 90 typically falls on March 31st.

This may not be the only weather-related moment for the history books happening this week. The city may also experience its first 100-degree day this weekend!

Such a temperature jump is rare and has only happened four other times since records were kept beginning in 1896.

You can find out more about the history of first 100-degree days being close to the first 90-degree days here.

PHOENIX - Editor's note: The above video from 2019 is about tips for dealing with the heat. The first 90 and 100-degree temperature readings of 2020 for the Valley are coming in hot. On average, Phoenix usually cracks 90 degrees around March 31 and then hits 100 degrees closer to May 2.

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