Record heat expected for Thanksgiving across Arizona

Posted November 25, 2017

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More record heat is likely through much of the weekend according to Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode with daytime highs running 15-20 degrees above average.

In fact, it the high of 87 tied the Phoenix record for both Thanksgiving and November 23, according to the National Weather Service.

Yesterday's Thanksgiving heat shattered all the records, busting the books for warmest Thanksgiving Day and the warmest November 23, by several degrees.

Downtown Los Angeles reached 93 degrees Wednesday, breaking the record for the date of 89 degrees, set in 1950. The warmest Thanksgiving was reported in 2002 and was also 62 degrees.

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Highs will warm up to the 70s today across much of the Pikes Peak region! This would mark the latest 90 degree day ever recorded in Tucson since records have been kept.

Forecasters said heat records could also be set Thursday in downtown Los Angeles, Burbank, Lancaster and Palmdale.

Temperatures will come down a couple of degrees through the weekend, but forecast models indicate a stronger trough from the northwest will allow a greater cool down by next Tuesday, along with breezy winds.

Friday and Saturday should both see highs of 78 degrees, the weather service said.