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Excessive heat warning issued for 3 Arizona counties

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Saturday and Sunday in three counties: Maricopa, Pinal and Coconino in areas below 4,000 feet.

National Weather Service meteorologist Paul Iniguez says Phoenix will see temperatures above 110 both days this weekend.

“For Saturday and Sunday, we’ll be looking at temperatures around 113 to 114 for afternoon high temperatures, and those mornings aren’t gonna be cool either, they’ve been fairly warm recently and will be a little bit warmer over the weekend, so we’re looking at 90, 91,” said Iniguez.

Iniguez says the recent high overnight temperatures have led to hotter conditions throughout the day.

The state health department is advising residents of those three counties to stay cool, hydrated and informed.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been modified to correct that the National Weather Service issued the warning. 

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.