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PHOENIX - An area of low pressure in the Pacific Northwest is influencing our weather these next couple of days.
While it won't make it all the way down to us, our winds are picking up as it passes to the north.
Peak gusts maxed out between 40 and 50 mph up north Thursday afternoon, but they'll be down to around 35 mph Friday afternoon.
Valley breezes are expected to pick back up Friday afternoon as well, with gusts near 25 mph.
Temperatures are dropping through Memorial Day weekend with Valley highs in the upper 90s Friday and Saturday.
By Sunday, Valley highs will hover around the mid to upper 90s under mostly sunny skies.
Then, low to mid 90s will hit the Valley by Monday for Memorial Day, putting us several degrees below normal.
Overnight lows will range from the low 60s to low 70s across the Valley.
As we head into Monday night and Tuesday, we'll be tracking another area of low pressure that will move approach from the west.
That will help cool our temperatures even further. Expect Valley highs in the upper 80s to low 90s Tuesday and Wednesday.
We'll also feel more breezes and see moisture increase around our state with partly cloudy skies in the Valley Tuesday afternoon.
At this point, the Valley looks to remain dry with no chances for rain, but we may see a few isolated pop-up storms in the mountains to our north and east.
2013 Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 2.61" (-0.58 from average)
2013 Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 2.67" (-0.26" from average)
Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here .
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