Record heat expected for Thanksgiving across Arizona

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The mercury began rising again Wednesday morning and by afternoon temperatures were well above normal seasonal averages.

That all-time high temperature was reached by noon, according to the National Weather Service. The record for this day is 89, set in 1950.

St. Cloud's 57-degree high was also a record, surpassing its previous high of 56 degrees in 1990, according to the weather service.

If you need to get outside to shop or run off all of that Thanksgiving day food, you're going to love the weather we have in story today across southern Colorado! It will be cooler than Wednesday - especially along the coast - but still hot and dry.

Luckily for firefighters, who will be on high alert with the soaring temperatures, strong winds that typically trigger red flag warnings are not expected, he said.

Next week, forecasters are predicting a week of mild temperatures, with highs reaching the upper 30s and lower 40s.

The high temperature will continue on Thursday, as families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving with temperatures in the 90's when they are usually in the 70's. That's higher than Palm Springs' predicted high of 92 degrees.

If Thursday's high in downtown Los Angeles reaches 90, as forecast, it would tie a record set on November 23, 1903, Thompson said.

Los Angeles isn't the only region experiencing record temperatures during the Thanksgiving holiday week.

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