Excessive heat warning issued for 3 Arizona counties

By Vaughan Jones
Published: Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 2:27pm
Updated: Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 9:15am

summer cactus
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The sun shines behind a saguaro cactus in Phoenix.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Saturday and Sunday in three counties: Maricopa, Pinal and Coconino in areas below 4,000 feet.

National Weather Service meteorologist Paul Iniguez says Phoenix will see temperatures above 110 both days this weekend.

“For Saturday and Sunday, we’ll be looking at temperatures around 113 to 114 for afternoon high temperatures, and those mornings aren’t gonna be cool either, they’ve been fairly warm recently and will be a little bit warmer over the weekend, so we’re looking at 90, 91,” said Iniguez.

Iniguez says the recent high overnight temperatures have led to hotter conditions throughout the day.

The state health department is advising residents of those three counties to stay cool, hydrated and informed.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been modified to correct that the National Weather Service issued the warning.