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Phoenix hits record daily high temperature for 2nd day in a row

Aug 21, 2019, 12:53 PM | Updated: Aug 22, 2019, 6:45 am
(Getty Images Photo/Drew Angerer)...
(Getty Images Photo/Drew Angerer)
(Getty Images Photo/Drew Angerer)

PHOENIX — Phoenix broke a daily high temperature record for the second day in a row Wednesday.

The mercury hit 112 degrees at 12:37 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, beating the 2007 record of 110 degrees.

Phoenix later crushed the record even more, hitting the expected high for the day of 114 degrees just before 2 p.m.

Tuesday’s temperature reached a peak of 113 degrees, breaking the 112 degree record set in 1986.

An excessive heat warning was in place through the end of Wednesday.

The temperature has peaked at 115 degrees twice so far this summer, first on July 16 and again Aug. 5.

According to ABC15, there is a 10% chance of rain Thursday through Saturday.

The Phoenix area has been wanting for rain, as it is tied for the eighth-driest monsoon season at just 0.27 inches since June 15.

Temperatures are expected to drop a bit over the weekend, down to 104 degrees by Saturday.

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Phoenix hits record daily high temperature for 2nd day in a row