Phoenix weather: Hot weekend ahead

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A hot week will end with another scorcher, as Friday's afternoon highs are set to peak around 115 degrees. 

Over the weekend, temperatures drop off a few degrees but will still top out near 112 degrees in the Valley with overnight lows struggling to drop below the low 90s.

There is about a 20 to 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the high country of northern and eastern Arizona over the next couple of days, but all should stay calm in the Valley.

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the Valley and much of the deserts of Arizona through Sunday evening, although it could be extended into early next week.

A High Pollution Advisory is in effect for the Valley again Friday for unhealthy levels of ozone. People with a sensitive respiratory system should limit their time outdoors, and everyone is encouraged to carpool and refuel after dark.