Triple-digit temps have firm grip on Valley

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- Hot and dry conditions will be the weather story across the Valley through next week as an upper-level ridge of high pressure is in control of the desert Southwest.

Saturday afternoon, Phoenix Sky Harbor saw a high temperature of 108 degrees. The average high for this time of the year is 100, and the record high for this date is 109 set in 2012. Sunday morning, temperatures across the Valley should dip into the mid and upper 70s under clear skies.

A repeat performance is expected Sunday, with a high in the Phoenix-metro area of around 107. The hottest day next week is expected to be Monday, with an afternoon high of 109. Our least hot days will be Thursday through Saturday, with highs around 103.

In the high country, afternoon temperatures Sunday and Monday will range from right around 80 in Flagstaff to around 90 in Sedona, Prescott and Payson, with around 85 at the Grand Canyon.

Rain will stay out of the picture across all communities throughout Arizona this week.