Sunny and HOT - 107 on Saturday and 103 on Fourth of July holiday

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 2 at 6:20 PM

PHOENIX -- With Friday's high once again forecast to be 114 degrees, the Excessive Heat Warning issued for the Phoenix area remains in effect until 8 p.m.

Thursday's high of 114 degrees was just one degree shy of the record, which was set in 1990. It's also well above the seasonal average of 106 degrees. We're also well above average on our overnight lows, which are ranging between 85 and 90 degrees.

We hit the 100-degree mark yesterday by 9 a.m. That's probably going to happen again today. Stay inside if you can and be sure to hydrate! If you have to be outside, try to stay in the shade as much as possible.

The excessive heat warning covers the south-central Arizona desert areas in Maricopa County and north-central Pinal County.

The Fourth of July forecast is a bit cooler. Plan on a high of 108 Saturday and 103 Sunday. By fireworks time, we should be in the 90s.

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