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Published on April 19, 2024
Phoenix Set for Sizzling Heatwave with Highs Nearing 100 Degrees, Says National Weather ServiceSource: X/NWS Phoenix

Residents in Phoenix should brace for a stretch of intense heat, as forecasts predict several days of temperatures flirting with the high 90s. Increasing clouds today are expected to give way to a high of 93 degrees, with winds shifting from a calm to a south southeast breeze around 6 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

The heat will not be letting up as we roll into the weekend, tonight's mostly cloudy skies are expected to clear up, setting the stage for a sunny Friday with temperatures spiking near 94 degrees, calm winds will trend west between 7 and 10 mph, making for a mild breeze as the mercury rises. Weekend forecasts anticipate continuous sunshine and highs hovering around 93 and 96 degrees for Saturday and Sunday respectively, Fox 10 Phoenix reports a consistent pattern of clear nights will follow with lows settled in the mid-60s, as per the National Weather Service.

Phoenix is set to experience what can only be described as a full-blown heatwave starting Sunday, with temperatures soaring even higher into the high 90s by Monday. The 7-Day forecast from Fox 10 Phoenix anticipates a high of 97 degrees on Sunday and even hotter conditions are expected Monday, with a high near 98 degrees, the nightly cooldown will bring little relief, only dipping into the upper 60s.

Despite the scorching days ahead the rest of the week appears to inch toward a mild respite, highs are projected to decrease gradually as the week progresses, dropping from 96 degrees on Tuesday to a more temperate 83 degrees by next Friday, this is little consolation for those dealing with the brunt of the desert's unforgiving sun but it hints at a potential end to the sweltering trend. Nighttime temperature forecasts follow suit, with a steady decrease to a low around 60 degrees by week's end.