Synopsis: Yesterday’s disturbance has exited AZ to the east along with any chances for unsettled weather, rain or even cloud cover, for the foreseeable future. In case you’re wondering, we highly doubt that the area receives any more precipitation before the end of the Monsoon (we’ll have much more on this next week). Looking at the big picture, high pressure will build east into the Desert Southwest the next few days lending to dry northwesterly flow and sunny skies. Luckily, we should only see minor fluctuations of daily high temperatures (generally in the 103˚F-105˚F range) through the end of the work week, before possible warmer temperatures late weekend.
For today plan on clear and sunny skies across the region. Afternoon temperatures will warm into the 102˚F-104˚F range around the Valley with upper 90s across the higher terrain locales. Variable winds will hover in the 3-8mph range with no gusts of any consequence to contend with. Overnight lows will dip into the upper to mid 70s around the urban corridor under clear skies and light winds.
Plan on another healthy dosing of sun tomorrow across the lower deserts. Daytime highs will again warm into the 103˚F-105˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will hover in the 5-10mph range with no noteworthy gusts. Little change in the forecast is expected on Friday and Saturday with clear/dry conditions and afternoon highs reaching around the 105˚F mark. Moving ahead, guidance does show hotter weather in store for early next week. We’ll touch on this in tomorrow’s extended Outlook.