Heat cranks up again for start of new week

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A strong ridge of high pressure over northern Mexico will bring the hottest temperatures of the week on Monday and Tuesday.

As of 4 p.m. Sunday, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport reached a high of 105 after a morning low of 79. The normal high for this time of the year is 102.

While mornings in the Valley will remain on the pleasant side of the spectrum with lows in the upper 70s, afternoon temperatures to kick off the new week will top out close to 110 in many communities.

In northwestern Arizona, an Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for Mohave County Monday, but temperatures in the Valley are expected to stay below warning criteria.

A weak disturbance will track into the region midweek. This will bring temperatures down a few degrees, but highs are expected to remain hotter than average through the rest of the week with zero chance for any rain across the entire state.