Phoenix gets to 100 degrees!

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PHOENIX - As of 2:55 p.m., we set a record of 100 degrees at Sky Harbor Airport for Friday. The previous record for the date was 96 degrees and went back to 1966, more than 40 years ago!

The earliest ever 100 on record is March 26, 1988 for Phoenix. On average, we don't get to 100 until May 13.

A couple of our reporting stations have also made it to triple digits around town. Chandler is at 102 degrees, Avondale 101 and both Maricopa and Glendale have temps of 100 degrees. 

As far as the weekend is concerned, look for cooler temperatures, especially on Sunday. As a cold front approaches Saturday, we’ll see an increase in cloud cover and it will be breezy around the Valley and windy in other parts of Arizona. 

Sunday, as the front pushes through, we anticipate temperatures dropping 10 to 15 degrees from Saturday’s highs and it will be windy statewide. In fact, around metro Phoenix, we may even see some blowing dust.

The other part of the forecast that’s interesting for northern Arizona is that we may see a few showers develop as the cold front moves across the state. We don’t anticipate anything heavy, but we could see some brief, isolated showers, perhaps even a thunderstorm.

Due to the windy conditions for Sunday, metro Phoenix is under an Air Quality Watch for that day.