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National Weather Service issues high heat warning for Grand Canyon
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National Weather Service issues high heat warning for Grand Canyon

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The National Weather Service issued a high heat warning for the bottom of the Grand Canyon Monday and Tuesday, expecting the temperatures to reach 108 to 112 degrees.

The warning also extended to the southern portions of Yavapai County near Black Canyon City. Many other portions of Yavapai County, including Sedona, are also expecting to see temperatures around 101 degrees. Flagstaff is expecting to see temperatures in the mid to high 80s.

The White Mountain region toward the east of Flagstaff is expected to get further thunderstorms later this week.

At this point, the weather service said there was a possibility the thunderstorms could spread west toward Flagstaff at the end of the week, but they issued that forecast with low confidence.

The Newman Fire near Upper Lake Mary is producing smoke and impacting areas around Flagstaff. The U.S. Forest Service is using the lightning-caused wildfire in a 22,130-acre planning area to burn up dried forest fuels.

Scott Buffon can be reached at sbuffon@azdailysun.com, on Twitter @scottbuffon or by phone at (928) 556-2250.

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