Apr 10, 2024 - Climate

Phoenix expected to get first 90-degree day of 2024

Illustration of a thermometer shaped like an upwards arrow, with the mercury rising.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Phoenix is forecast to hit temperatures above 90° Thursday for the first time this year, with an expected high of 94.

The big picture: We actually got a couple more mild weeks than expected — the first 90-degree day typically arrives March 27, per NWS Phoenix.

Yes, but: NWS Phoenix meteorologist Gabriel Lojero tells Axios Phoenix our delayed warm-up does not mean we're in for a cooler summer.

Flashback: Last year, Phoenix didn't hit 90° until April 11 as well — but summer 2023 went on to be the hottest on record.

What we're watching: Our first triple-digit day will be here in no time.

  • On average, we hit 100° by May 2, Lojero says.
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