May reach 90 degrees today, Flood Control District of Maricopa County says

Temperatures today and Wednesday will likely reach/eclipse the 90˚F mark and would be the earliest 90˚F+ day on record, according to the Flood Control District of Maricopa County’s forecast.

“Record warm weather will be the main weather story through mid-week as high pressure remains in place across the Desert Southwest. The normal daily high for this time of year in Phoenix is 71˚F. Temperatures today and Wednesday will likely reach/eclipse the 90˚F mark. To add further perspective, this would be the earliest 90˚F+ day on record. To those of you spending extended periods of time outside today and/or tomorrow make sure to drink plenty of water and take necessary precautions in order to avoid heat related illness. Luckily, a weak disturbance will pass through the region later in the work week lowering temperatures back towards the 80˚F mark.,” D. Henz of the flood control district wrote in a weather outlook for Maricopa County.

“For today plan on clear and sunny skies as afternoon highs warm into the 88˚F-91˚F range around the Valley with low to mid 80s across the higher terrain zones. Variable winds will generally remain in the 2-7mph range with no gusts of any consequence throughout the period. Overnight low temperatures will remain mild only dipping into the low 60s to upper 50s across the urban corridor under clear skies and light winds.”

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