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A saguaro cactus is silhouetted by the rising sun Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in the desert north of Phoenix. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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It’s a scorcher: Tips and resources as Phoenix heat brings new record high

Before noon hit, Phoenix was officially scorching, and the record high for the day was set before 1:00 p.m.

The record of 116 degrees would come just before 1:00 p.m, and as expected, that would continue to climb throughout the day.

Phoenix recorded a temperature of 101 degrees at 9:35 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. That was a rise of 5 degrees from 8:45 a.m., which at that time projected a high of 119.

The National Weather Service reported a temperature of 110 degrees at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, five degrees short of the record for June 19.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning Sunday through Wednesday with highs projected around 118 on Sunday and Monday.

Humidity coming into Arizona from Mexico is expected to cool the temperatures slightly on Tuesday and Wednesday, but highs are expected to remain above 110.

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