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Phoenix blazes to 115 degrees for second time this summer

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — For the second time in three days, Phoenix reached a daily heat record.

The National Weather Service in Phoenix said the high temperature hit 115 degrees at about 3 p.m. Monday, tying the hottest day this summer and eclipsing the previous record for Aug. 5 set in 1969.

The high temperature on Saturday reached 114 degrees, tying the record for the date set in 2009.

Phoenix previously reached 115 degrees this summer on July 16.

After an overnight low of a toasty 91 degrees, the mercury didn’t have far to go to reach record heights.

The heat reached 110 degrees by noon and rose to 112 degrees by 1 p.m.

An excessive heat warning remained in effect until 8 p.m., and there was a 20% percent chance of thunderstorms tonight.

Thankfully, Phoenix won’t hit its record of 122 degrees, set June 26, 1990.

Temperatures were expected to drop slightly in the coming days, staying below 110 degrees at least through the week.

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