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Near-record heat envelopes Valley

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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 4:33 pm

It's a hot day in the Valley of the Sun.

As of 4 p.m., Phoenix had hit 108 degrees, just one degree below today's record of 109 set in 1928.

Our early morning low was exceptionally warm, too!

It's likely going to be the second day in a row with a record warm low temperature at Phoenix Sky Harbor. This morning we bottomed out at 88 degrees. So, if we do not drop below 85 degrees by midnight, we will break the record warm low of 85 degrees set back in 1992.

High pressure has been bringing the heat and drier air in from the west over the last few days. Although we may see a few isolated storms develop in the mountains again this afternoon and evening, by the end of the week forecasts there will dry out, too.

Afternoon highs are sticking to the triple digits all week in the Phoenix Metro, but we will see a slight cooling trend as we head toward next weekend.

Look for Valley highs near 104 on Wednesday and 101 on Thursday. Overnight lows will range from the mid 70s to mid 80s around the Valley under clear skies.

Many Valley spots will only reach the upper 90s on Friday, but Phoenix itself is forecast to hit 102 degrees.

The weekend is looking great, but hot, with sunny skies, light winds and highs near the century mark.

Monsoon season officially runs until September 30th, but it looks like we are likely already done with monsoon storms here in the Valley.

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