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Valley to see possible record-high temperatures

PHOENIX -- It's technically still winter, but Arizona is already heating up.

Marvin Percha with the National Weather Service said this week's high temperatures will be in the 70s through Wednesday, but then things really heat up.

"Temperatures (will be) in the upper 80s to the lower 90s by Friday and Saturday will be widespread in the lower deserts," he said.

The highs are about 18 to 20 degrees above normal for this time year.

Percha said Friday's expected high of 87 would top previous record of 85 set on Feb. 14, 1957.

A high of 88 is expected on Saturday and that would top the previous high of 83 for Feb. 15 set in 1977.

Percha said there are also no rainfall possibilities for the next several days.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

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