Hello, 90s! Phoenix area may get 90-degree temps this week

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Temperatures in the Phoenix metro area are expected to hit 90 degrees this week.

National Weather Service meteorologists say that may happen on Monday, which would be the first time this year for highs in the 90s.

They say the projected high Monday in the Phoenix area may actually reach 91 degrees.

That would be one degree shy of the March 13 record set on that date in 1972.

The earliest 90-degree day recorded in Phoenix occurred last year when it hit the mark on Feb. 17.

That broke the previous record set on Feb. 24, 1986.

Meteorologists say the average date for the first 90-degree high in metropolitan Phoenix is March 31.

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