Phoenix expected to hit 90 degrees to top 30-year-old record

PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix is flirting with another day of record winter heat.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 90 degrees for Tuesday.

That would be the earliest 90-degree day on record for the city. The previous mark was set on Feb. 24, 1986.

It would also be the hottest Feb. 16 ever. Currently, the record stands at 84 degrees set in 2014.

The normal temperature for this time of year in Phoenix is 71 degrees.

Meteorologists also say it could reach 92 degrees Wednesday in Phoenix, which would top the previous Feb. 17 mark of 88 degrees.

The weather is expected to cool a bit on Thursday to the low 80s.

Phoenix also posted record highs last week as an unusually strong high-pressure system lingered over the metro area.

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