Your mind isn’t playing tricks on you — it really is hot outside.
So hot, in fact, that the National Weather Service said early in the day that we stood a chance of tying or breaking the 79-degree record high for Jan. 13.
It didn’t happen, though.
Phoenix hit 78 degrees as of 4:15 p.m. Saturday, and didn’t creep up in the last few daylight hours to tie or break the record.
We’re unlikely to touch or surpass records throughout next week, according to Weather Service meteorologist Austin Jamison.
Temperatures will remain fairly stagnant throughout the week before falling by the weekend.
Temperatures are expected to fall to 48 degrees overnight on Saturday, then heat back up in the daytime to 75 degrees.
Monday’s high and low temperatures will remain the same, making it unlikely that we would reach both days’ 81-degree record-high temperature.
Low temperatures throughout the rest of the workweek will hover in the upper 40s, Jamison said.
High temperatures, however, will decrease slightly from the mid-70s to the lower 70s, where they will stay until the weekend.
Tuesday’s high temperature will be 74 degrees, while high temperatures on Wednesday will take a slight dip to 72 degrees, Jamison said. The high temperature will increase 1 degree for a high on Thursday of 73 before returning to a 72-degree high on Friday.
That’s when things will start to cool off as a high-pressure system currently hovering over the Valley lifts, Jamison said.
Next Saturday will bring a low of 44 degrees and a brisk high temperature of 66 degrees.
Jamison said there’s no real chance for rain in the Valley even as temperatures drop, but that folks in the high country might see some rain or snow once the weekend hits.
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