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MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: Excessive Heat Warnings Wednesday through Sunday

Posted at 4:45 AM, Jun 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-08 00:27:02-04

PHOENIX — We're kicking off the first major heat wave of the year as high pressure sends temperatures soaring across Arizona!

Phoenix could reach 110 degrees for the first time this year on Wednesday. (On average, we tend to see our first day at 110 degrees or higher on June 11th.)

We're also headed into record territory!

Right now, Phoenix looks to top out at 113 degrees on Friday, 114 degrees on Saturday and 113 degrees on Sunday.

Here's where the records stand currently:
Friday: 111 (set in 1978)
Saturday: 114 (set in 1918)
Sunday: 112 (set in 2019)

With heat this intense, Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for the Phoenix metro area Wednesday through Sunday.

These heat alerts also extend across southern and western Arizona, and across the lower elevations of Yavapai and Gila counties.

With these warnings in effect, Wednesday through Sunday will be ABC15 Weather Action Days. Take action to stay safe in this dangerous heat.

Remember that heat is the number one weather related killer, so stay hydrated and limit your time outside when temperatures get this hot. Make sure to keep your pets inside, too.

We are also tracking pollution problems in the Valley this week.

An Ozone High Pollution Advisory is in effect through Wednesday, and Ozone High Pollution Watches are in effect Thursday and Friday.

If you have asthma or COPD, limit your time outside or you could have difficulty breathing.

While our Valley forecast looks to stay dry, we may see a few thunderstorms in southeastern Arizona, along the Mogollon Rim or in the White Mountains this week.

These will mainly be dry based thunderstorms with little to no rainfall, but lightning from them may spark new wildfires across our state.

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2022 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.55" (-2.37" from average)

Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.71"
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Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here.
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PHOENIX IS GETTING DRIER - LOWER RAINFALL AVERAGES NOW

Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 2.71" of rain

NEW Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 2.43" of rain

Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 8:03" of rain

NEW Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 7.22" of rain
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