Phoenix Sweats Weather Record This Summer

Published: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 2:54pm
Updated: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 5:12pm

(Photo by Alan Levine - CC BY 2.0)

Phoenix’s above-average high temperatures are expected to continue for at least another day or so – with highs forecast for around 112 and 113 through tomorrow, before cooling down to about 105.

And, to add insult to weather-related injury, Phoenix could be on its way to having the most 110-plus degree days in history.

Bob Henson is a blogger and meteorologist at Weather Underground.

What's one reason it's been so hot? A heat dome. 

Essentially, a dome of high pressure. As air heats up, it expands and creates a dome shape on charts, Henson said.

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