Excessive heat continues

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PHOENIX – For the 24th time this year, we had a high in Phoenix of 110 degrees or more.

Tuesday it was a 114 that broke the previous record of 112 degrees which went back to 1985, more than 25 years.

It’s the second day in a row with record-setting temperatures in Phoenix and we expect temperatures to be a bit hotter on Wednesday.

The Excessive Heat Warning, which is issued by the National Weather Service, is still in effect until Thursday night at 8 p.m. However, there are some signs we’ll see moderating temps by then and perhaps, the warning will get lifted early.

In the meantime, keep preparing for the heat.

Around the state, our Forecast Net location in Lake Havasu recorded 118 degrees for a high.

Bullhead City and Apache Junction each got to 117 degrees and Gila Bend recorded a 116 high temp Tuesday. Do not be surprised if we see a 120-degree reading somewhere in Arizona on Wednesday.

By Friday, temperatures will return to normal levels statewide and we’ll increase the chances for thunderstorms in the deserts.

Still the probability of precipitation in metro Phoenix will be 20 percent or less.

We’re starting to get behind on our monsoon rainfall numbers so we’d like to get some rain in the Valley.