Jun 29, 2013 8:46 PM by Associated Press

Arizona looks to break more heat records

PHOENIX (AP) - It's another record-setting day in Phoenix as the heat wave continues to march across the American Southwest.

The National Weather Service had forecast a high of 117 degrees for Arizona's largest city on Saturday. That was 3 degrees hotter than Friday.

By mid-afternoon, meteorologists recorded 119 degrees. That breaks the 117-degree record that was set for this day in 1994.

Extreme heat advisories have been issued for much of Arizona, parts of Nevada and California through the weekend. Forecasters say highs between 115 and 120 degrees will be common across the region.

Some are trying to beat the heat by staying indoors, jumping in the pool or driving north. KSAZ television station reports ( that Interstate 17 to Flagstaff was backed up Friday and hotels in the mountain community were selling out fast.


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