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With Phoenix temperatures soaring to 107 this week, heat warning issued

May 5, 2020, 3:00 PM | Updated: May 6, 2020, 11:59 am
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A man runs through the desert at sunrise, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

(AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX – After three days of double-digit high temperatures, the Phoenix area is heading back to the 100s for the near future.

The National Weather Service is forecasting triple-digit highs Tuesday through Sunday, with peaks of 107 degrees expected Wednesday and Thursday.

The record high for Wednesday’s date is 106.

As a result, an excessive heat warning is scheduled to go into effect for much of south-central Arizona, including metro Phoenix at 10 a.m. Wednesday and run until 8 p.m. Thursday.

People are asked to restrict time spent outside, minimize physical exertion and stay hydrated during the warning.

Monday’s high in Phoenix was 99, 8 degrees above normal and the third consecutive day in the upper 90s. It was expected to reach 103 on Tuesday.

The Valley cracked the 100 barrier for the first time this year on April 26, about a week earlier than the historic average of May 2.

In addition to the heat warning, a high ozone pollution advisory is in effect through Thursday. Excessive ozone can cause breathing difficulties for children as well as adults with respiratory problems.

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With Phoenix temperatures soaring to 107 this week, heat warning issued