Phoenix weather: No end in sight for heat

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Valley residents awoke to especially warm temperatures Wednesday morning.  At 5 a.m., the current temperature was still 97 degrees at Sky Harbor Airport.  By 7a.m., the mercury had dropped to 93 degrees before beginning to rise again. 

The forecast high for Wednesday afternoon is 113 degrees, which is also the record for this date, set back in 1991.  Partly sunny skies are expected, with a slight chance of high elevation thunderstorms moving into the Valley. 

There is a slightly better chance of Valley storms both Thursday and Friday, but temperatures will still peak near 112 degrees. 

The weekend looks likely dry, but the heat continues, with highs expected near at least 110 through Sunday. 

The Excessive Heat Warning for the deserts of the state, including the Valley metro area, has been extended all the way through Sunday. 

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There is also a Health Watch for the Valley today due to high levels of ground-level ozone

Those with a sensitive respiratory system are urged to limit their time outdoors, and everyone is encouraged to carpool and refuel after dark. 

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