What?! Temperatures to close in on 100 degrees in metro Phoenix next week

Apr 7, 2023, 8:03 AM

(AP Photo/Kent Porter)...

(AP Photo/Kent Porter)

(AP Photo/Kent Porter)

PHOENIX – Warm weather is going to bust loose in a big way around metro Phoenix next week, with predictions of temperatures nearing 100 degrees for the first time of 2023.

After highs in the 80s on Friday and Saturday, the first 90s arrive, the National Weather Service said, including a possibility of 99 on Tuesday.

“If we’re going to get to upper 90s, possibly 100, we’re going to be knocking on the door of record high temperatures for those days,” meteorologist Alex Young told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Friday.

The whiplash warmup follows the coolest first three months of the year since 1988, the weather bureau said. The average temperature for January-March was 57.6 degrees.

“It’s one extreme to the other – it’s crazy,” Young said.

If the forecast is on target, the 100-degree punch arrives earlier than usual; the average first day for hitting the century mark is May 2.

“We’re turning the corner toward summer pretty quickly,” Young said.

This time of year, metro Phoenix typically enjoys temperatures in the mid-80s.

Since this is the season’s first stretch of above 90-degree days, the Maricopa County Public Health Department recommended drinking plenty of water and wearing appropriate attire.

Last year, Valley dwellers endured 187 days of 90 degrees or hotter.

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

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

File photo of construction on a home with downtown Phoenix, Arizona, in the background. Phoenix has...

Associated Press

Phoenix becomes largest US city to successfully challenge 2020 census numbers

Phoenix has become the largest U.S. city to successfully challenge its population count from the 2020 census.

15 hours ago

Arizona State Route 87 was closed northeast of metro Phoenix on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, because of a...

Brush fire closes State Route 87 northeast of metro Phoenix

State Route 87 was closed northeast of metro Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon because of a brush fire, authorities said.

15 hours ago

Tazbah Spruhan of Window Rock, Arizona, reacts after misspelling "Groenendael" during a preliminary...

2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee starts with 3 Arizona students

Three Arizona middle school students, including one from the Valley, qualified to compete in this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee.

15 hours ago

Booking photo for Marco Antonio Aguilera, who is accused of stabbing a Scottsdale Quarter security ...

Man accused of stabbing Scottsdale Quarter security guard

A man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly stabbing a Scottsdale Quarter security guard, authorities said.

15 hours ago

Booking photo for Iren Byers, the suspect in a murder spree in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona, and Mesa ...

Kevin Stone

Here’s what Mesa police have learned about suspect in weekend killing spree

With a suspect in custody, police are piecing together the details of a weekend killing spree in Mesa and Phoenix.

15 hours ago

(Pexels Photo, File)...

Pedestrian crossing Glendale street on red light dies after getting hit by vehicle

A pedestrian died Tuesday morning after she was hit by a vehicle in Glendale while crossing a street on a red light.

15 hours ago

Sponsored Articles



Thank you to Al McCoy for 51 years as voice of the Phoenix Suns

Sanderson Ford wants to share its thanks to Al McCoy for the impact he made in the Valley for more than a half-decade.

(Photo by Michael Matthey/picture alliance via Getty Images)...

Cox Communications

Valley Boys & Girls Club uses esports to help kids make healthy choices

KTAR’s Community Spotlight focuses on the Boys & Girls Club of the Valley and the work to incorporate esports into children's lives.


Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Company looking for oldest air conditioner and wants to reward homeowner with new one

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.

What?! Temperatures to close in on 100 degrees in metro Phoenix next week