Phoenix weather: Record heat arrives in Arizona

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Record heat is in the forecast for Arizona. An unseasonably strong ridge of high pressure is keeping us very dry and very warm this week. 

Flagstaff set a new record of 62 degrees on Wednesday, and even warmer weather in the mid 60s is in the forecast for the next few days.

In the Valley, look for a high of about 84 degrees this afternoon under mostly sunny skies.  The average high for today's date is just 70 degrees, but today won't be a record-breaker. 

Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday are all expected to be record-breaking days with highs near 86 degrees tomorrow, 89 Saturday and 85 on Sunday. 

Mostly sunny skies and light winds are expected. 

High pressure finally retreats a bit early next week and our heat subsides a bit, but we'll still be above normal in the low 80s with no rain in sight.

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