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UPDATED: Heat warning in effect for Valley this weekend

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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013 12:36 pm | Updated: 6:09 pm, Sat Aug 17, 2013.

Arizona saw a mix of scorching hot temperatures and heavy rain Saturday, with the desert region breaking records.

The National Weather Service says Phoenix hit 114 degrees and Tucson hit 108 degrees, topping records set in 1992 for the two cities. Yuma was hot as well at 112 degrees but was 3 degrees shy of its record for the day.

The weather service has issued an excessive heat warning for the southwest and south-central Arizona deserts until early Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, Flagstaff and other parts of the state had heavy rain, and forecasters warned of flooding.

Meteorologist Hector Vasquez with the weather service in Phoenix says temperatures usually are cooler around this time of year, aided by thunderstorm activity.

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