Never mind it’s mid-February. Phoenix could shatter a record this week for the earliest 90-degree day ever recorded in the city, pending a change in the forecast. A strong ridge of high pressure is “large and in charge.” It strengthens this week and temperatures peak on Wednesday with a forecast high of 92 degrees. Not only will that be a record for that date, but it’s also the earliest in the year the Valley has ever seen a 90 degree high.
Previously, the earliest Phoenix hit 90 was Feb. 24, 1986. It’s also likely we’ll shatter tomorrow’s record for the date. Tuesday’s high is supposed to reach 89, breaking the old record of 84 degrees. The new records would follow several set last week in Phoenix, Prescott, Tucson and Yuma.. READ MORE