Hot weather

Angel Bonilla, 18, participates in a drill during practice for Nosotros Academy’s varsity flag football team at Menlo Park. The team was practicing Monday afternoon. Coach Elias Ortega said a practice was canceled last week due to excessive heat.

The temperature in Tucson climbed to 110 degrees on Wednesday, breaking the previous August 21 daily heat record, according to the National Weather Service.

The triple-digit temp was recorded just after 3 p.m. at Tucson International Airport, coming in two degrees higher than the previous daily record of 108 degrees set in 1930.

An excessive heat warning was in place from Tuesday at 11 a.m. to Wednesday at 8 p.m.

The Old Pueblo has not seen rain since August 11, but moisture is expected to come back to the area starting tomorrow, the National Weather Service said.

The agency reported isolated showers and thunderstorms south and east of Tucson on Wednesday that were moving southeast.

Thursday's high temperature is expected to reach 104 degrees.

Tucson will get a break from the triple-digit temperatures this weekend, with a high of 99 degrees on Friday and 97 degrees on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Stephanie is a Tucson native and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2014. She worked for newspapers in Rapid City, South Dakota; Manhattan, Kansas; and Lake Havasu City before moving back to Tucson.