Phoenix shatters 110-degree day record in a single year, relief ahead

Sep 10, 2023, 6:00 PM | Updated: 6:55 pm

A jet takes flight as heat ripples radiate from the runway, Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at Sky Harbor In...

A jet takes flight as heat ripples radiate from the runway, Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at Sky Harbor International Airport, in Phoenix. An excessive heat warning has been issued for the region for Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10. (AP Photo/Matt York)

(AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX — The record-breaking heat continues in the Valley with Phoenix shattering the 110-degree record Sunday.

Phoenix hit 110 degrees just before 1 p.m., making it 55 days of hitting that temperature mark this year.

Sunday’s high was 113, topping the previous record, 111 set in 2020, according to the National Weather Service.

The yearly record was broken on Saturday with a high temperature of 113. Saturday’s high also broke the daily record of 111, set in 1990.

Prior to Saturday, 2020 had the most 110-degree days at 53.

Relief on the way

Temperatures will be closer to normal this week as rain chances return, NWS said.

In the early part of the week, moisture levels will increase and a weak weather system will have the potential to provide chances for showers and isolated thunderstorms across the Valley.

There is a 20-60% chance of showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, mainly over higher terrain. 

Drier air will take over across the area by Thursday. Temperatures will remain near normal into the weekend, according to NWS.

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Phoenix shatters 110-degree day record in a single year, relief ahead