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Phoenix heat reaches record-tying temperatures on Monday

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PHOENIX — It is technically still winter, but you would not have guessed so by stepping outside in Phoenix on Monday.

National Weather Service meteorologists said the city’s high was 83 degrees on Monday, which tied the record for the date set in 1935.

It typically does not hit 83 degrees in Phoenix until early April.

Meteorologists said the unusually warm winter weather is due to a strong area of high pressure that has settled over the Southwest.

Phoenix’s all-time record high for January is 88 degrees set on Jan. 19, 1971.

Temperatures are expected to hover around 80 degrees the rest of this week, which is way above average for late January and early February in Phoenix.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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