Phoenix weather: Record heat forecasted today, heat warning extended


by April Warnecke

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Posted on August 13, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 13 at 2:57 PM

PHOENIX -- An Excessive Heat Warning, that includes the Valley metro area, has been extended yet again.

The warning now goes through 5 a.m. Wednesday for especially high temperatures, both during the afternoons and overnights. 

Monday is likely to be the seventh day in a row that the temperature at Sky Harbor does not drop below 90 degrees. 

Under mostly sunny skies, we are expecting to break another heat record this afternoon with a forecast high of 115 degrees. 

There is a slight chance of storms Monday and Tuesday, but a better chance during the second half of the week ahead. 

By then, temperatures will finally come back down to normal for this time of year, which means afternoon highs of near 105 degrees. 

An Ozone Health Watch is in effect for the Valley today.  People with a sensitive respiratory system are urged to limit their time outside, and everyone is encouraged to carpool and refuel after dark. 


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