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MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: Excessive Heat Warning Thursday, first monsoon storm chances Friday

Posted at 6:25 AM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-15 01:22:43-04

PHOENIX — The triple digits are here to stay!

Highs across the Valley will top out between 105 and 107 degrees Wednesday as early morning lows fall into the 70s.

High pressure will build back in by Thursday sending temperatures soaring into record territory again.

The forecast for Phoenix is 113 degrees on Thursday and the record is 115 degrees set in 2021.

An Excessive Heat Warning is now in effect on Thursday for the entire Phoenix metro area and most of southern Arizona. The lower elevations of Yavapai and Gila counties are also under a heat alert that day.

So, Thursday will be an ABC15 Weather Action Day to remind you to take action to keep yourself safe in the heat. Limit your time outside and stay hydrated.

The monsoon season officially begins on Wednesday, June 15th.

By Friday, high pressure will be right where we need it to be to pull in monsoon moisture from the south. We're also tracking a storm system approaching from the west that will help pull in that moisture, too.

Storm chances will increase across our state and we could see our first round of monsoon action in the Valley by Friday or Saturday.

As that moisture moves in, temperatures will drop.

Look for highs across the Valley near 105 degrees through the weekend, which is near normal for this time of year.

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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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2022 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.55" (-2.06" 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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Share your weather photos and videos with us anytime.
Email share@abc15.com.
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