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The extreme heat continues for the Valley

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Valley residents need to get ready for another scorcher. Highs today will likely reach 110 degrees.

The Valley is in the middle of a heat wave, after temperatures warmed up to 110 degrees yesterday, 111 degrees Sunday and a record high of 114 degrees Saturday.

Temperatures this morning in the Valley were in the upper 80s and low 90s. Scattered clouds will move in later today, but they won't keep temperatures down. 

Highs tomorrow should reach 110 degrees again before finally cooling off slightly starting Thursday.

Until then, a strong ridge of high pressure will keep the Valley hot and most of the monsoon moisture to the south of the Phoenix metro area.

By Friday, however, the weather pattern will start to shift. The ridge will weaken and some moisture will begin to move up from the south, sparking thunderstorms in the area over the weekend.

People in the Valley should try to avoid the mid-day heat, drink lots of water and check in on their neighbors to make sure everyone is safe.

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