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Record temperatures

The National Weather Service forecasts record-breaking heat over the next two days across northern Arizona as multiple fires burn throughout the region.

In total, eleven northern Arizona cities are expected to breach their daily record temperatures, including Payson, Show Low, Heber, St. Johns, Wupatki, Window Rock, Page, Cottonwood, Prescott, Phantom Ranch and Tusayan in the Grand Canyon.

While cities like Flagstaff, Winslow and Seligman are not expected to overshadow their past highs, meteorologists expect they will get close. Flagstaff will reach 88 degrees Tuesday and 89 on Wednesday. Flagstaff's record for both days is 90 degrees.

Some cities are expected to break or meet records on Tuesday and others Wednesday, but only Prescott and Cottonwood are expected surpass records on both days.

The highest temperatures are expected in Phantom Ranch, 113 degrees breaking its record of 110, and Cottonwood, 107 degrees breaking its record of 104. Page and Wupatki will also hit 100 degrees and over on Wednesday.

Meteorologists expect sunny skies both days and suggest dressing for heat, drinking more water than usual and reducing your sun exposure from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.

"Have a plan to help you, your family and your pets stay cool," according to a tweet from the National Weather Service.

The possibility of record breaking temperatures will only continue to dry out the northern Arizona area that has already received its worst rainfall totals on record.

To see your city's expected temperatures, the National Weather Service temperature chart has been posted at the bottom of this article.

Meanwhile, multiple fires are burning throughout the region that will see increasing temperatures.

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The Boulin Fire has reached 30% containment, and has burned over half of the preset boundaries for the fire, or over 2822 acres. Smoke will continue to be visible from Highway 64, Highway 180, and in many communities including Williams, Pittman Valley, Garland Prairie, Spring Valley, Parks, Red Lake, Junipine Estates, Pumpkin Center, Bellemont, Fort Valley, and Flagstaff, according to a media release.

The Ikes Fire burning in the Grand Canyon which has grown to over 4,839 acres and is being allowed to burn 7,738 acres. Temperatures there are expected to reach 80 degrees.

The Castle Fire on the northern region of the Kaibab National Forest has reached its burnout boundary line of 19,368 acres. Small pockets of the area within the fire scar remain unburned and are expected to produce smoke over the coming days.

Fire crews suggest the fire is burning well within its perimeter, and is being used to restore the landscape by burning through dead vegetation and overgrowth.

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

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