Hot weather is in store for Arizona's "Free Fishing Day" Saturday, when everyone will be able to fish without a license including Brody Hall, left, and Michael Marzullo, fishing for catfish at Pacana Park. Photo by Jim Headley

Maricopa temperatures are expected to be in the upper 90s this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Today is sunny and warm with a high near 96. Tonight, expect clear skies with a low around 65. Calm wind becoming west-southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Friday is expected to be sunny and even warmer with a high near 99.Friday night will remain clear with a low around 64 and winds 5-10 mph.

Saturday again is forecast to be sunny and hot with a high near 99 and winds 5 to 10 mph in time for Free Fishing Day statewide on public waters. Saturday night is likely to be clear with a low around 64.

Sunday may experience more of the same, sunny with a high near 99. Sunday night will remain clear with a low around 64.

Next week it will break 100 degrees daily through Wednesday. Welcome to summer, folks.

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