Excessive heat warning issued for Phoenix area Sunday, Monday
PHOENIX — As temperatures continue to soar in the Valley, an excessive heat warning has been issued for the Phoenix area on Sunday and Monday.
The Phoenix metro area and lower elevations of southern Gila County are expected to see temperatures reach upwards of 114 degrees, the National Weather Service said Saturday.
The heat is creeping up. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect beginning Sunday for the Phoenix metro area and lower elevations of southern Gila county. A few storms may slip into parts of Gila County.
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) August 8, 2020
The heat warning will be in effect from Sunday at 9 a.m. to Monday at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Phoenix tied a record from 2011 for 33 days in a calendar year with temperatures at or above 110 degrees.
To help combat the 110-plus temperatures, the Salvation Army is reactivating its heat relief stations across the Valley.
Below is a list of the heat relief stations being used:
- Apache Junction — Apache Junction Corps Community Center (605 E. Broadway Avenue)
- Avondale — Estrella Mountain Corps Community Center (11 N. Third Avenue)
- Chandler — Chandler Corps Community Center (85 E. Saragosa Street)
- Glendale — Glendale Corps Community Center (6010 W. Northern Avenue)
- Mesa — Mesa Corps Community Center (241 E. Sixth Street)
- Phoenix — Phoenix Citadel Corps Community Center (628 N. Third Avenue)
- Phoenix — Maryvale Corps Community Center (4318 W. Clarendon Avenue)
- Phoenix — The Salvation Army Phoenix Family Services Office (2707 E. Van Buren Street, Bldg. 2)
- Surprise — Sun Cities West Valley Corps Community Center (17420 N. Avenue of the Arts Boulevard)
- Tempe — Tempe Corps Community Center (40 E. University Drive)
The heat relief stations will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.
A mobile hydration unit will also be utilized from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day to targeted portions of the Valley that have been identified as areas with high homeless populations, the Salvation Army said in a press release.
During periods of extreme heat, experts advise people to stay hydrated, limit the amount of time outside, try to stay inside air conditioned buildings and remember to check on elderly family members and neighbors.
People should also watch for warning signs of heat-related illnesses, which can include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headache and nausea.