Forecasts from the National Weather Service on Monday afternoon called for temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees by Thursday. That might not seem like much compared to the scorching highs to come, but this spring hasn’t been like others in recent years.
Phoenix has not had a 90-degree day so far in 2020. On average, the first 90-degree day comes on March 31.
The city has not seen a March without a high of at least 90 degrees since 2014 and the last time that streak extended to April 14 was in 2010. Last year, Phoenix had already had two days with highs of 97 degrees, and in 2018 the high temperature reached 100 degrees on April 10.