Triple digits are here! Phoenix reached 100 degrees Tuesday

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Well, it was just a matter of time. 

Phoenix hit 100 degrees at 2:48 p.m. on Tuesday due to a strong area of high pressure over the region, the National Weather Service said.

This is the first 100-degree temp of 2018 (but certainly not the last.) Last year we didn't hit 100 until May 3.

Meteorologists say the 100-degree high also tied a record for April 10 that was set in 1989 and it's the fourth-earliest 100-degree day Phoenix has ever seen.

We are well-above normal for this time of year with the average high for April 10 being 84 degrees, and tomorrow is expected to be just as hot.

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Thankfully, temperatures will crash near the end of the week with a very windy day on tap for Thursday.

We will see highs fall to the mid-80s on Thursday and even the upper 70s on Friday. Both days will be pretty windy and dusty, with fire danger especially high.  

Temperatures rebound to the 80s and low 90s by the weekend. 

Looking back, we have hit some early hundreds over the years. Here are some of those early dates:

  1. March 26, 1988
  2. April 1, 2011
  3. April 6, 1989
  4. April 10, 2018  (today)
  5. April 14  (for different years, last in 2002)

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