- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Almost on schedule, Phoenix has notched its first 100-degree day of the year.

National Weather Service meteorologists say Phoenix hit the triple-digit mark about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

They say the average first day with 100-degree weather in Phoenix is May 2.

In 1988, the mercury hit 100 degrees on March 26.

The latest recorded date for Phoenix to hit 100 was June 18, 1913.

The normal high for May 4 is 91 degrees and the record high is 106.

Weather Service statistics show that from 1981 to 2010, the average number of days reaching or topping 100 days in Phoenix is 109 per year.

The forecast calls for temperature to drop Thursday with a predicted high of 96 degrees.

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