Weather Alert: Excessive Heat Warning Issued

UPDATE: An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., both for Yuma County and Imperial County.

PHOENIX, Ariz.- A strong high pressure system will bring dangerous conditions to the entire Desert Southwest with high temperatures rising above 110 degrees for the entire work including the weekend. Thursday and Friday will bring the highest temperatures with daytime highs approaching 115 degrees with a few locations exceeding that mark. During this time, overnight lows will fall into the low 80’s with only a few spots getting into the upper 70’s, providing little to no relief for the daytime heat.

An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect until Monday, June 22 at 8 pm for our entire viewing area and the Phoenix metro area. This heat will affect anyone playing or working outdoors, those without air conditioning, and any animals left outside. Heat illness including heat stroke risk will be elevated during the entire week.

To keep safe during this heat drink plenty of fluids and stay indoors with the air conditioning on. If you are outside, take plenty of breaks in shaded area, drink plenty of fluids and wear light colored clothing. Never leave pets or kids in cars. Tune to 13 on Your Side, KYMA News 11, and ABC 5 News for all your latest weather updates.

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