EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING: Record heat remains in Tucson forecast

KOLD First Alert Forecast Wednesday Morning, August 21st

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The calendar says August, but temperatures across southern Arizona are more like those seen in June.

An excessive heat warning is in effect across the region, including Tucson, on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The Tucson metro area, including Marana, Vail and Green Valley, will see temperatures near record levels. Wednesday’s high is forecast to reach 109, which would beat the record of 108. The average temperature for this time of year is 98.

Outdoor activities should be limited to morning or evening. People should watch for the signs of heat-related illness, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can be deadly.

Other areas in southern Arizona expecting excessive heat include Picacho Peak, the Tohono O’odham Nation and western Pima County, which could see temperatures ranging from 108-113.

Rain chances return to the forecast beginning Thursday. There is a 50 percent chance for thunderstorms on Friday, which the First Alert Weather Team has designated as an Action Day. We call for an Action Day any time we think the weather will affect your day. Find out more about Action Days HERE.

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