The start of June usually means peak heat for America’s hottest major city, and this month is sure living up to the hype.
Excessive Heat Warnings are in place for Phoenix, Arizona and much of the central and southern portions of the Grand Canyon State through Wednesday as temperatures flirt with 110° around Phoenix, close to 10° above average for early June.
After highs topped out at 107° on both Saturday and Sunday, highs are forecast to be in the 108° range on both Tuesday and Wednesday, with the potential for locally higher readings. This is about 7-8° above average for early June in Phoenix.
Be sure to limit outdoor activity, wear light-colored clothing and drink plenty of water in the affected regions. Here are some more heat safety tips.
While much of the country typically sees its peak heat in July and August, June often features the most extreme high temperatures in the Phoenix area, with the city’s 122° warmest temperature on record set in June 26th, 1990. Three of Phoenix’s four hottest temperatures on record took place in June. By mid-June, the monsoon season begins, bringing with it a daily chance for showers and thunderstorms that often cut into daily high temperatures.
That said, some cooler weather is expected into the weekend following the scorching temperatures to start the work week.
And by cooler, well, we mean this.
Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the heat across the region.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi