Phoenix ties high temperature record as forecasters warn of excessive heat

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.

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.