Excessive heat warnings are in effect this weekend!
Phoenix – High pressure builds up and causes temperatures to rise!
The temperature in Phoenix reached 110 degrees Friday afternoon, tying the daily record set in 1979.
It also marks the 53rd day this year at 110 degrees or hotter, equaling the record set in 2020.
Now, temperatures are expected to get even hotter over the weekend.
that Excessive heat warning Effective Saturday and Sunday in the Valley, southcentral and southwestern Arizona.
So, it will be ABC15 Weekend Weather Movement As a reminder to take action to keep you, your family and your pets safe during potentially dangerous temperatures.
Heat is the number one weather-related killer. So, stay hydrated and stay inside as much as possible during the heat of the day. Remember to bring your pets inside too.
Saturday’s forecast indicates that the temperature in Phoenix will reach 113 degrees, which will break the daily record of 111 degrees set in 2021.
Sunday’s forecast is 112 degrees and that could be a record high as well. The current record is 111 degrees, set in 1990.
Fortunately, we don’t have any days in the forecast where temperatures exceed 115 degrees. We’ve already had 22 days this year with temperatures of 115 degrees or higher, the most ever recorded. Previously, the record was 14 days set in 2020.
We are also now at 34 days with lows in the 90s. The old record was 28 days set in 2020. With our days now getting shorter, we have more time to cool off overnight, and we’re less likely to see lows in the 90s. However, we will be approaching Monday morning with a low of only 89 degrees.
Air quality is also getting worse.
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has extended the period Warning of high ozone pollution for Maricopa County through Saturday. This may make breathing more difficult for children, older people, and people with respiratory problems such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Try carpooling, commuting, or taking mass transit to prevent worsening air quality. Also, do not use gas-powered lawn mowers or leaf blowers when air quality alerts are issued.
Early next week, the passage of a storm system will lower our temperatures and bring showers and thunderstorms to our state.
Right now, storm chances in the valley are slim but we can’t rule out some scattered storms on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Stay tuned for updates as we get closer.
Total rainfall for 2023:
Official rainfall in Sky Harbor: 3.01 inches (-1.96 inches from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Precipitation Index): 3.93″
Daily rainfall reports can be viewed from across the valley here.
Phoenix is getting drier – average rainfall is now down
Average seasonal rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 2.71 inches of rain
New average monsoon rainfall for Phoenix (1991-2020): 2.43 inches of rain
Average annual rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 8:03 inches of rain
New average annual rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 7.22 inches of rain
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