Phoenix weather: Record heat easing


by April Warnecke

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Posted on February 17, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 18 at 10:41 AM

PHOENIX -- The Valley is in for one more day of near-record heat before temperatures begin to drop back a bit. 

We tied a record with a high of 85 degrees on Friday, set a new record on Saturday when the temperature rose to 86 degrees, and tied a record Sunday afternoon at 84 degrees. 

Today, expect a mostly sunny Presidents' Day and an afternoon high of 86 degrees. While that's well above the normal temperature of 71 degrees for today's date, it's one degree shy of the record of 87 degrees, set on Feb. 17, 1930.   

The storm track will again stay to our north this week, so our dry streak continues.  Today will be the 59th day in a row with no rain in the Valley. 

While we aren't expecting any rain or snow this week, temperatures will gradually begin to come back down.  Look for temperatures to peak in the low 80s Tuesday and Wednesday and in the upper 70s toward the end of this week. 

A warm and dry weekend is expected as well. 

Overnight lows are expected to stay mild in the  mid 40s to mid 50s around town. 

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