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Phoenix reaches hottest day of the year at 115 degrees

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — Arizona reached 115 degrees for the first time this year on Saturday.

According to the National Weather Service, Phoenix reached the record temperature around 3:30 p.m.

Phoenix recorded a record highest-low temperature of 94 degrees Saturday morning, and it only went up from there.

Before Saturday, the hottest day for Phoenix in 2020 was 112 degrees. The city hit 110 degrees for the first time this year May 29.

Despite the high temperatures, northern parts of Maricopa County near Black Canyon City are seeing isolated thunder storms with winds up to 50 mph and brief downpours, according to the National Weather Service.

An Extreme Heat Warning remains in effect through Monday at 8 p.m. for south central and southwest Arizona.

The temperature could reach 117 degrees Sunday and is expected to return to 115 degrees again on Monday.

With the heat warning in effect, the weather service recommends staying inside, hydrating and limiting time outdoors.

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