- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - An excessive heat warning is in effect in desert areas of south-central and southwestern Arizona, including the Phoenix and Yuma areas.

The National Weather Service says high temperatures in southwestern Arizona on Friday are expected to reach between 112 and 118 degrees, while those in the Phoenix area are expected to top out at 110 to 115 degrees.

The warnings are to remain in effect until midnight.

Forecasters urge the public to stay cool and hydrated.

The Salvation Army has places set up Friday for people to get water or cool off in a dozen of its locations across the Phoenix area. Hours vary but all will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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