PHOENIX — The heat wave that sent Phoenix temperatures soaring to a blistering 119 degrees was coming to a close early this week, but not without setting one more heat record.
The National Weather Service said the city recorded a high of at least 112 degrees for nine consecutive days, tying a 27-year-old record.
This year’s streak came to an end Monday, as Tuesday’s high tapered out just a few degrees shy of the 112 number at 110.
Over the past week and change, Phoenix broke or tied numerous heat records — including several for the warmest morning lows.
However, Phoenix fell short of the all-time high of 122 degrees last week, when the mercury topped out at 119 degrees. It was the fourth-hottest day in the city’s history.
Phoenix was expected to drop below the 110 mark on Wednesday.
“Between 107 and 108 for the foreseeable future,” National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Kuhlman said. “There might be a slight bump up on Saturday close to 110.”
Kuhlman said, though things are cooling a bit, Phoenicians shouldn’t expect to feel any monsoon-like moisture in the air.
“It’s going to continue to dry out [Tuesday] and [Wednesday],” he said. “We’ll be more like early to mid-June humidities.”
KTAR’s Jim Cross contributed to this report.
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