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In case you wondered, triple digits coming back to Phoenix area

Jun 3, 2019, 10:13 AM | Updated: 6:15 pm

(Getty Images Photo/Spencer Platt)...

(Getty Images Photo/Spencer Platt)

(Getty Images Photo/Spencer Platt)

PHOENIX — With only two days reaching triple-digit temperatures in the Valley so far this year, some Arizonans may think they’re in for a mild summer.

But Mark O’Malley, a National Weather Service meteorologist, says this isn’t the case.

“Several years within the past decade, we’ve actually only seen a few hundred-degree days in the month of May, but that really doesn’t mean that the summer’s not going to be hot,” O’Malley said.

“All of those years, we ended up with more than 100 triple-degree days for the rest of the summer.”

He said in 2010, 2015 and 2016, Phoenix only had a handful days in the 100s in May but saw an onslaught of triple digits in June.

O’Malley said it’s unlikely the Valley will see anything near 100 degrees soon, but the next 100-degree day could hit the Phoenix area as soon as Wednesday.

“We will hit 100 degrees several times (this week), and unfortunately, some of the signs show that once we get into next week, we’ll be solidly up near 103, 104, 105 degrees.”

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Jim Cross contributed to this report. 

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In case you wondered, triple digits coming back to Phoenix area