The Valley's record-breaking (or, at the very least, near record-breaking) weather continues today.
Phoenix should hit 113 degrees by this afternoon. The current record is 113 degrees, set back in 2003.
Although the Valley started out August slightly below average, these past few days Phoenix has broken several records for hottest daytime temperatures.
Here's a look back at the record-breaking streak, starting Tuesday of last week.
On Tuesday, Aug. 7, the temperatures out at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport hit 112 degrees, which tied the record of 112 degrees, set back in 1905.
On Wednesday, Aug. 8, temperatures rose past the old record of 113 degrees (set in 1991) and hit a new record high of 116.
A day later, on Thursday, Aug. 9, the Valley hit 114 degrees, which replaced the old record of 112 degrees (set in 2003).
Just yesterday, Phoenix hit a record high of 115. The old record was 114, set back in 2007.
The Valley will be close to breaking a record high again today and tomorrow. Temperatures will drop a bit starting Wednesday and, by Thursday, highs will be near-average (105 degrees) for this time in August.
Last year, Phoenix had the hottest August on record. The "cool down" by the end of this week will hopefully keep the Valley out of the running for that title.
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