National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Dangerous heat continues across the region as high temperatures across much of the lower deserts climbs in excess of 110° this afternoon. Temperatures are not expected to be quite as hot Saturday, but highs will still be dangerously hot around 108-114° across the lower deserts. As a result, the Excessive Heat Warning has been extended through Saturday evening.
Dangerous heat reaching or exceeding 110° is in the forecast for today and tomorrow. Afternoon highs today will be around 111-116° today across the lower deserts before slightly dropping Saturday to around 108-114°. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for much of the area through Saturday evening.
Thunderstorms will develop over the high terrain east of Phoenix this afternoon before spreading west. Some of this activity could make it into parts of the Valley this evening with strong gusty outflow winds being the primary concern.
Thunderstorms forming over Arizona higher terrain areas will have an easier time surviving into lower desert communities this weekend. Residents should plan for widespread gusty winds during the late afternoon and evening hours. Some localized blowing dust will also be possible. While widespread heavy rainfall is not expected, some areas could see locally heavy rain and minor flooding issues this weekend
Dangerous heat continues with areas of Major to Extreme HeatRisk across the region over the next couple of days. Remember to keep practicing smart heat safety, such as drinking plenty of water and limiting your time outdoors.

 

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