Sunday was the hottest day of the year in Phoenix so far

The high temperature of 89 degrees on Sunday makes it the warmest day Phoenix has seen this year.

It is also the warmest temperature for that day since 1972, when the high was 91 degrees.

It is projected to be the warmest day for this week, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

“We’ll cool down a few degrees tomorrow and then a few degrees on Tuesday and then through Wednesday,” said Sean Benedict, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

According to Benedict, normal temperatures for this time of year are in the 70s.

Here is the nationalWeather forecast for the next few days in Phoenix:

  • Monday: high 83, low 57.5 mph wind.
  • Tuesday: high 78, low 47, winds 10 to 15 mph.
  • Wednesday: high 69, low 47, 20 mph wind.

In Tucson, the high of 87 degrees is one degree below the daily record, but it was the warmest temperature in Tucson since November 22nd.

“The high pressure will shift a little further east as a strong low digs down the coast in the next few days,” said the National Weather Service in Tucson. “This will have a steady cooling trend Monday through Friday, with afternoon highs dropping over 20 degrees during this period.”

The forecast for the next few days in Tucson:

  • Monday: high 81, low 55, 11 mph wind.
  • Tuesday: high 78, low 43, winds 10 to 14 mph.
  • Wednesday: high 70, low 40.

In Flagstaff the temperatures are also well above normal and will last until Monday. On Sunday there was a high of 62 degrees. Flagstaff will also see a cooling trend as the week progresses. The winds will be strong until Tuesday, when gusts 40 to 50 miles per hour are expected north of the Mogollon Rim.

The forecast for the next few days in Flagstaff:

  • Monday: high 59, low 30, 13 to 23 mph wind.
  • Tuesday: high 54, low 22, 17 to 34 mph wind.
  • Wednesday: high 43, low 38 winds from 15 to 29 mph

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