Synopsis: Yesterday’s forecast remains on track for today with drier and warmer weather conditions on tap ahead of our next disturbance. Morning analysis reveals the cutoff system responsible for the rain the last few days finally exiting northeast into CO leaving clearing skies in its wake. We expect highs to briefly rebound into the low 90s today across the lower deserts. Moving ahead, our next system will arrive Wednesday initially bringing another uptick in clouds and milder temperatures before possible light rain chances into Thursday before we dry out again over the upcoming weekend.
For today plan on clearing conditions and sunny skies across the lower deserts. Afternoon temperatures will rebound into the 90˚F-92˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will generally remain in the 5-10mph range with localized evening gusts in the 15-20mph range. Higher terrain areas well east of Phoenix could still see a few showers into the afternoon hours, but the rest of the County is expected to remain dry.
For tomorrow plan on sunnier conditions early on before increasing high clouds as the day wears on. Daytime highs will step back into the 87˚F-89˚F range around the Valley. Variable winds will generally hover in the 5-10mph range outside of some greater gusts. Isolated showers including some sprinkles/light rain will be possible through the day though the best chances will remain across the higher terrain areas north and east of the Valley into the evening hours. Similar conditions will persist into Thursday before our disturbance pushes east and we begin to warm back up through the extended period.