PHOENIX — High pressure is bringing scorching heat to the Valley!
Phoenix could top 110 for the first time this year by Thursday. (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 112 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, an Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for the Phoenix metro area Wednesday through Monday.
This alert will likely be upgraded to a warning as we get closer, which will lead to ABC15 Weather Action Days alerting you to 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 heat alerts are issued. 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 on Tuesday, and Ozone High Pollution Watches are in effect Wednesday, 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 along the Mogollon Rim or in the White Mountains toward the end of the week.
2022 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.55" (-2.37" from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.71"
Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here.
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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