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Phoenix could reach hottest temperature of the year

Posted: 12:03 PM, Jul 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-16 15:03:23-04
Dangerous heat cranking up

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix is bracing for what could be the city's hottest day so far this year.

Forecasters are predicting that the temperature on Tuesday could hit a scorching high of 115 degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning to take effect until Wednesday night.

Residents are urged to take several precautions.

They include drinking water even when you're not thirsty, cutting down on time in the sun and avoiding outdoor activity in the afternoon.

Officials also are reminding people to not leave children or pets in their cars.