• LIST: Free splash pads in Phoenix

    Cool off at one of Phoenix's free splash pads.

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    Monsoon season begins with rain chances in the Phoenix forecast

    The monsoon season has officially begun with rain in the forecast for Phoenix on Friday. The high for Friday is expected to be around 95 degrees with a 30 to 50 percent chance of rain.

  • Metal seat belts, plastic latches on car seats, even door handles can get so hot they'll burn an unsuspecting child's skin in a matter of seconds. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Seat belts and door handles can cause severe burns in extreme heat

    Metal seat belts, plastic latches on car seats, even door handles can get so hot they'll burn an unsuspecting child's skin in a matter of seconds.

  • On average the Phoenix metro area sweats through 92 days (three months!) of 100 degrees or higher and 11 days (nearly two weeks) of 110 degrees or more.  (Source: vladischern via 123 RF)

    Heat safety 101

    On average the Phoenix metro area sweats through 92 days (three months!) of 100 degrees or higher and 11 days (nearly two weeks) of 110 degrees or more, according to the National Weather Service. There are several easy things you can do to protects yourself and your loved ones.

  • Phoenix Rising FC players Jordan Stewart (left) and Jason Johnson (right) train in the heat, even though the conditions are often above 100 degrees. Many players see it as an advantage. (Source: John Arlia/Cronkite News)

    Triple digits? Done properly, training in intense heat can have advantages

    A 2010 study by human physiology researchers at the University of Oregon found performance increases of approximately seven percent by athletes participating in a heat acclimation program.

  • Creative way to help the pooch cool off

    We're in the dog days of summer in Phoenix! I know I do my best to keep cool if I'm outside, but I saw a pretty creative idea in my neighborhood to help pets do the same! 

  • Phoenix could see another near-record year in terms of temperature. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The heat index

    “The heat index, also known as the apparent temperature, is what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature,” the NWS explains on Weather.gov.

  • Reseacher Peter Crank, who studies urban heat, prepares for his research from the skies. He collects data on air temperatures compared to surface tempeartures. (Photo courtesy of Peter Crank and Mary Wright)

    Researchers study urban heat from the sky, with hopes of a slightly cooler future

    One researcher takes to the skies, while another is rooted to the ground. Both are on a mission to learn more about urban heat. 

  • Is my car on fire? No, just summer in Arizona

    Your car is baking in the heat; here's how to help

    Some of these you may know, but here are a few easy things you can to do try and keep that car as cool as possible while we bake for the next few months.

  • Hiking in Arizona (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Why Phoenix doesn't have a hot weather 'stupid hiker law'

    Arizonans experience the extreme heat every summer, with temperatures crawling towards 120 degrees.

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    Gov. Ducey signs bill allowing hot car rescues of kids and pets

    Governor Doug Ducey has signed a bill that allows people to rescue kids and pets from hot cars. On Thursday,  the House joined the Senate in the approval of House Bill 2494. The measure provides lawsuit protections for people who break into cars to rescue children or pets.

  • Top 5 hottest days in Phoenix

    Extreme heat is just days away. But will we beat any of the hottest days that have broken records in Phoenix? We could be well on our way. Temps are expected to hit 120 by next Tuesday. 

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  • The 5 best things about the Arizona monsoon

    The 5 best things about the Arizona monsoon

    Thursday, June 14 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-06-14 20:10:51 GMT
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    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Five Best Things About the Monsoon  It's that time of the year again! The Arizona Monsoon starts Friday and boy are we excited. Here are the top five best things about the monsoon in Arizona.  

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    Five Best Things About the Monsoon  It's that time of the year again! The Arizona Monsoon starts Friday and boy are we excited. Here are the top five best things about the monsoon in Arizona.  

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  • Get excited! Monsoon hints rumbling to our south

    Get excited! Monsoon hints rumbling to our south

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-06-06 21:17:38 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    This week, storms started to fire over the Sierra Madre, the mountain range on the western side of the Mexican plateau. 

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    This week, storms started to fire over the Sierra Madre, the mountain range on the western side of the Mexican plateau. 

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  • Heat Warnings: What you need to know

    Heat Warnings: What you need to know

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-06-05 23:24:25 GMT

    Arizona's notorious summer heat has arrived. We hit 110 degrees for the first time this year earlier this week, and more toasty temps are in the forecast.

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    Arizona's notorious summer heat has arrived. We hit 110 degrees for the first time this year earlier this week, and more toasty temps are in the forecast.  

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