Excessive heat warning issued for metro Phoenix for Sunday

Posted at 2:13 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 17:13:49-04

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for metro Phoenix for Sunday, the earliest that such a warning has been issued for Arizona's most populous city.

The weather service said May 6, 2018 previously was the earliest that a warning was issued for Phoenix.

Forecasters said temperatures ranging up to 107 degrees will produce "dangerously hot conditions'' in south-central Arizona.

The weather service's advice for coping with the heat included staying indoors in air-conditioned buildings, drinking water and dressing for the heat.

Also, monitoring small children and others vulnerable to heat and checking on family, friends and neighbors, especially the elderly.

The Salvation Army said it would 12 heat-relief stations in metro Phoenix.