Valley under excessive heat warning as temps reach for 112
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Not to sound like a broken record, but the Valley just might get one if the high temperature soars beyond 112 degrees Wednesday.
The National Weather Service is predicting the Phoenix metro area could hit that 112-degree mark, equaling the record high for the date set in 1918 and tied in 1974.
That is why the National Weather Service has issued another excessive heat warning for Wednesday in Maricopa County and northern Pinal County.
The Valley awoke to temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s, and temperatures by noon will be in the triple digits.
Temperatures will hover around 105 to 107 degrees Thursday, Friday and the weekend, but it will still be plenty hot in the afternoon.
Dads will enjoy 107 degrees on Father's Day with plenty of sunshine.
Health officials said excessive heat exposure can lead to critical medical conditions, such as a stroke, heart attack and even death.
The "official" start of the monsoon season is Saturday. While storms don't typically fire up until the first week of July, CBS 5 News wanted to make sure you know what to expect before those storms roll in.
A 30-minute special program will air at 7 p.m. Monday night. Monsoon - Eye On The Storm will provide viewers everything they need to know to ride out the storms and stay safe.
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