PHOENIX (AP/KSAZ) -- Phoenix has tied a high temperature record set in 1995, as weather forecasters warn of excessive heat this week in parts of Nevada, Arizona and California.
In Phoenix, Sky Harbor Airport hit 114°F at around 3:13 p.m. Monday.
Phoenix Sky Harbor hit 114 degrees at 3:13 PM, which TIES the record set in 1995. Still an hour or two to go to potentially break the record. Stay tuned! #azwx— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) August 6, 2018
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Monday through Wednesday. It covers southern Nevada, the northwestern corner of Arizona and areas around Death Valley, California.
Forecasters say temperatures could reach 114 in the Las Vegas and the Colorado River valleys. Temperatures in Death Valley could hit 125 degrees.
They say people should limit outdoor activity and stay hydrated to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Deadly heat is forecast throughout the Desert Southwest on Monday as temperatures warm to 112-115°F across the lower elevations. Remember to stay hydrated and avoid any outdoor activity during this heat! #AZwx #CAwx pic.twitter.com/uKo3jmeBKS— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) August 6, 2018