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PHOENIX – An excessive heat warning has been issued for most of next week in Phoenix, as temperatures are expected to exceed 115 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
The notice will take effect on Sunday at 10am and runs until 8pm. the following Friday because of the predicted high temperatures.
Sunday high is expected to reach 113 degrees. The forecast is 115 degrees ahead of a day of 117 degrees on Tuesday and 116 degrees on Wednesday.
During periods of extreme heat, experts advise people to stay hydrated, limit time outdoors, try to stay inside air-conditioned buildings, and remember to check on elderly family members and neighbors.
People are also advised to look out for warning signs of heat-related illness, which can include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headache, and nausea.
Phoenix hasn’t hit 110 degrees this year, but it’s on track to reach it this weekend.
Thursday’s maximum temperature is predicted to be 102 degrees before 106 degrees on Friday and 110 degrees on Saturday.
NWS it says the first day of 110 degrees in Phoenix usually happens on June 11th.
The scorching heat comes a year after one of the hottest summers in Phoenix history.
Phoenix broke records for most 95 degree days (172), 100 degree days (145), 105 degree days (102), 110 degree days (53) and 115 degree days (14) in a year in 2020 .
July (98.9 degrees) and August (99.1 degrees) were the warmest months on record in Phoenix history.
The average daily temperature for the year was 77.2 degrees, just behind the 77.3 degree mark that was established in 2017.
Phoenix hit 100 degrees for the first time this year on May 5th.
So far, the city has recorded 19 days of 100 degrees in 2021, up from 108 on Friday and Saturday of last week.