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Near 24th and McDowell on Friday, Sept. 6 (Source: CBS 5 News) Near 24th and McDowell on Friday, Sept. 6 (Source: CBS 5 News)
Near 24th Street and McDowell Road on Friday, Sept. 6 (Source: CBS 5 News) Near 24th Street and McDowell Road on Friday, Sept. 6 (Source: CBS 5 News)
Near 24th Street and McDowell Road on Friday, Sept. 6 (Source: CBS 5 News) Near 24th Street and McDowell Road on Friday, Sept. 6 (Source: CBS 5 News)
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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Phoenix topped out at 111° Friday afternoon, making three days in a row of 110° heat in Phoenix in September.

Friday's temperature tied the daily record high in Phoenix, according to CBS 5 News chief meteorologist Chris Dunn.

Expect a significant shift in the weather pattern this weekend, thanks in part to a tropical storm near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Isolated showers and thunderstorms kicked up more dust Friday night, but the storms weren't widespread.

The storms did cause delays at Sky Harbor International Airport ranging from an extra 15 minutes to an hour, according to the FAA.

Central Phoenix near 24th Street and McDowell Ave appeared to take the brunt of the evening storms.

"I haven't seen it like this in Phoenix in a long time," said resident Eliciasin Ohui.

Several trees came down at Ohui's apartment complex including one that nearly blocked all of 24th street just north of Loop 202.

One tree toppled onto a carport, another crashed won in the courtyard of the complex.

Down the street at 19th Avenue and Roosevelt, a light pole connected to a live power line lay across the road. The road was shut down and traffic diverted by a Phoenix Police officer.

A nearby Circle K convenience store had its elevated marquee knocked down by the high winds.

Over the weekend, more moisture will move into Arizona from the south. Much of it will originate from tropical storm Lorena, centered very close to Cabo San Lucas. Click here for a live look at Cabo San Lucas.

The increase in moisture will bring us an increasing threat of showers and thunderstorms Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. It will also result in decreasing afternoon temperatures, and by Monday Phoenix will be in the low- to mid-90s.

Phoenix Heat Watch 2013:

  • 100° Days: 104
  • 110° Days: 25

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