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‘Excessive heat warning’ ends tomorrow, cooler temperatures next week

YUMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY)- Strong high pressure building over the region will bring temperatures around 10 degrees above normal through this weekend, with the heat persisting longer across south-central Arizona.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), slightly cooler, but above average temperatures are likely early next week as an area of low pressure slowly moves towards the west coast.

Increasing moisture may also bring a slight chance of thunderstorms to southern Gila County.

Afternoon temperatures 106 to 112 expected in portions of southwest Arizona and southeast and southern California until 8:00 p.m. Friday evening.

Overexposure can cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion to develop and, without intervention, can lead to heat stroke.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a period of very hot temperatures, even by local standards, will occur. Actions should be taken to lessen the impact of the extreme heat. Stay indoors and seek air-conditioned buildings. Drink water, more than usual, and avoid dehydrating alcoholic, sugary, or caffeinated drinks. Dress for the heat - lightweight and light- colored clothing. Eat small meals and eat more often. Monitor those with a higher vulnerability to heat, including small children.

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Gabriel Salazar

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