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Another excessive heat warning set for Phoenix area

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PHOENIX – Fall heads toward the Phoenix area in name only as the month of September rolls around, if the reality of an excessive heat warning this week is anything to go by.

The warning was set for Wednesday, when the high was expected to be about 110 degrees and could be higher in some parts of central Arizona. The warning was to begin at 10 a.m. and last until 8 p.m.

“For those looking forward to cooler weather, it’s not that far away,” meteorologist Mark O’Malley with the National Weather Service Phoenix bureau told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Tuesday.

An excessive heat warning was also in place for part of the Labor Day weekend. Temperatures soared to about 110 degrees Friday and Saturday.

“It’s getting to be the time of year when it’s really difficult to get much warmer than 110 degrees,” O’Malley said.

The average daily high usually will drop to 103 degrees by the middle of September.

“Probably a month from now, the one hundreds will be long gone,” O’Malley said.

But that time is not now.

Excessive heat warnings go into effect when the predicted daytime high reaches 105 degrees and the high heat lasts for two hours or more.

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

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