So when is it really going to cool down?

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How are ya doing? Hanging in there?

We’re all trying to lurch through this thing we call summer in Phoenix. So far we’ve made it to 117 degrees this year. Awful, I know. 

One of the questions I get all the time from angry friends and family is, “So when is it going to actually cool down?!”

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Well, I have some good news, we’re heading in the right direction.

Our average daily highs for this time of year are now in the downward trend and we are seeing less sunlight each day.

August can still be plenty hot, but I have my eye on September when summer finally takes its foot off our neck.

So what can you expect in August? Well, 110 is definitely still in play. The average last day we see 110 in Phoenix is August 26, and that’s not for a couple of weeks.

These are of course averages and a heat waves with record-breaking temperatures are still possible.

Let’s get back to September. Our redemption after three months of hell. While September can start hot and humid, our normal highs finally fall back into the 90’s. 

At the start of the month the normal high is 104, but by the end it is 95. Progress! 

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It doesn’t seem like much, but if you’ve lived here for at least one summer, you know what kind of great relief that is for your AC bill or when cooling down your car!

And those overnight lows are doable again, meaning you will start to see more of your neighbors who have been in summer hibernation.

Overnight lows at the start of September are in the low 80’s and drop to the cool low 70’s by the 30th. 

So if you can hang in there a few more weeks, things should start to feel better around here! 

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After starting his journalism career in Illinois, Ian worked in Albuquerque and later Sacramento. In the field as a reporter, he has covered flash floods, blizzards, tornadoes, wildfires, drought and just about everything the weather can offer. After spending some time reporting, Ian decided to further his education and completed Mississippi State's broadcast meteorology program. Ian loves everything about Arizona weather from winter storms in the north to the monsoon in the south. When Ian isn't giving you the forecast in the morning, you can find him hiking, traveling and exploring everything our great state has to offer. If you have any weather pictures or want to say hi, drop him an email or connect online.

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