Excessive heat warning issued for Phoenix area; high of 117 expected
PHOENIX – The hottest temperatures of the year are expected to blister metro Phoenix starting Friday, jumping from 113 degrees to 117 degrees Sunday, forecasters said.
There won’t be much relief the other couple of days, either. The National Weather Service predicted a high of 116 Saturday and 115 Monday.
This is “not just very hot temperatures,” Phoenix meteorologist Austin Jamison told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Thursday, “but extremely hot temperatures.”
An excessive heat warning will go into effect Friday at 10 a.m. and end Monday at 8 p.m.
Heat is the story over the next 7 days. We'll go from very hot to extremely hot over the weekend. The Excessive Heat Watch for Friday-Monday has been converted to a Warning. The peak numbers we're looking at happen less than one day per year on average. #azwx #cawx pic.twitter.com/mVNom6zkrF
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 8, 2020
“People definitely want to adjust their plans if they had outdoor activities, especially strenuous activities,” Jamison said.
“This is quite a bit above normal,” Jamison said.
The hottest day of the year so far was 112 degrees.
The Valley has already been under multiple excessive heat warnings since June and hit 110 degrees for the first time this year May 29.
KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Nailea Leon contributed to this report.
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