Warming back up today with big changes hitting this weekend

PHOENIX - Temperatures are back on the rise as we finish out the week.

Valley highs will hit the upper 80s to low 90s today and tomorrow to wrap-up the week.

But, we've HUGE changes coming in this weekend as a very strong storm system pushes through the Southwest.

Winds will be back late Friday and get very gusty on Saturday as this system arrives.

Look for peak gusts around 35 mph in the Valley and gusts as high as 45 mph up north on Saturday.

We're also looking at a massive cool-down with this one - nearly a 20 degree drop for most of us!

That's going to take Valley highs down into the low 70s on Saturday, putting us around 15 degrees below normal.

There will also be chances for showers and thunderstorms around our state with SNOW in high country!

Spots above 6,500 feet could get around one to three inches with three to six inches in the forecast above 8,000 feet.

Valley rain chances have increased to 30 percent on Saturday with a slight chance at 10 percent very late Friday night leading into it.

Sunday is looking much better if you have plans outdoors this weekend.  By then, winds will back off considerably, our skies will clear out and Valley temperatures will rebound to the upper 70s.

We'll continue to heat things up into next week.  Highs will jump to the upper 80s by Monday, low 90s on Tuesday and mid 90s by next Wednesday.

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Rainfall totals:

2014 Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.99" (-2.08" from average)

2014 Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 1.13" (-1.69" from average)

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Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here .

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See the full 7-Day forecast

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