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Record-breaking heat for Labor Day weekend

Posted at 4:16 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 01:27:57-04

PHOENIX — This first week of September continues to be a brutal one with numerous heat records broken almost every day!

MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: Excessive Heat Warning this Labor Day weekend!

LIST: Heat relief stations across the Valley during warm Labor Day weekend

Friday we saw a record high temperature of 114 degrees in Phoenix.

Saturday, we hit 115, breaking the previous record high temperature of 113 set in 1945.

Sunday, we broke ANOTHER record high. This time, we saw a temperature of 113, breaking the previous record high temperature of 111 set in 2013.

This marks the 20th time this year that Phoenix has broken a record high. We’ve also broken 18 warm low records.

Excessive Heat Warnings remain in effect through Labor Day for the Valley as well as much of southern and western Arizona.

As we remain in ABC15 Weather Action mode this Labor Day weekend, be sure to take action. Stay safe by staying hydrated, limiting your time outside and keeping your pets inside, too.

So far, we've had 53 days this year in Phoenix at 110 or more, shattering the previous record of 33 days set in 2011. We’ve also had 14 days at 115 or more, which tops the previous record of 7 days set in 1974.

We’ll be adding more to that tally over the weekend and will continue to challenge daily heat records too.