By The Associated Press
Arizona started the month of June with record temperatures in Tucson and Phoenix and excessive heat warnings for the northwestern edge of the state.
The National Weather Service says temperatures reached 111 degrees Friday in Phoenix, making it the hottest June 1 that the city has seen since 1977. In Tucson, Friday's high of 107 degrees broke a record set in 2005. Forecasters say the record comes on the heels of the city's seventh-warmest May on record.
More near-record temperatures are in store for parts of Arizona through the weekend as other states also deal with blistering temperatures. Forecasters have issued a heat warning for northwestern Arizona, portions of southern Nevada and southeast California.