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After near-record heat, Phoenix expected to drop below 90 next week

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PHOENIX — Dare we say it? Could it soon feel like fall in Phoenix?

It’s possible, as the National Weather Service’s forecast called for a high below 90 degrees next week after Phoenix was expected to see near-record highs Monday and Tuesday.

Monday’s high was 98 degrees, just a few notches on the thermometer below the daily record of 100 degrees.

On Tuesday, it was again expected to be 98 degrees, which would beat the daily record of 96 degrees set in 2014.

The weather service said people should take some simple precautions to protect themselves in the near-record temperatures.

But, as we said, things were expected to begin cooling off after Tuesday.

Wednesday’s high was forecast to be 93 degrees, while Thursday, Friday and Saturday should be about one degree cooler.

Sunday’s high was expected be 91 degrees and Monday should be 89 degrees.

But that’s not a guarantee the heat has left the Valley for the season, so don’t go pulling out the scarves and mittens quite yet.

Last year, triple-digit highs stuck around until Oct. 27, the latest day in the city’s history to see a temperature of 100 degrees or hotter.

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