Excessive heat warning in effect for Phoenix area

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- An excessive heat warning has been issued for the Phoenix area as well as nearby desert communities such as Casa Grande, Gila Bend and Wickenburg.

The warning will be in effect from 10 a.m. Tuesday to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service says hot afternoon temperatures will be followed by little relief at night.

People who spend time outdoors are advised to limit strenuous activities or reschedule them to evening or early morning.

Other tips include taking breaks in shaded or air-conditioned places, drinking lots of water and wearing loose clothing and a wide-brimmed hat.

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