Showers and storms north move out tonight, sunny and warmer ahead

PHOENIX - We'll enjoy a lot of sunshine on this Easter Sunday as a storm system continues to push east, away from Arizona.

Valley temperatures started out nice and cool this morning but we'll quickly warm up today. By this afternoon, highs will bump back into the low 90s.

Today's weather will be very pleasant across most of the state, but we could again see some afternoon rain and even some isolated storms along the Mogollon Rim and in the White Mountains. The chances for rain are only at a 10 to 20-percent though.

As we kick off the work week, high pressure builds back in bumping our temperatures into the mid to upper 90s for Monday.

Tuesday will also be warm with Valley highs in the mid 90s. We're also going to get some gusty winds that afternoon as we track our next storm system.

Another Pacific storm will track our way by the middle of the week. Winds will ramp up on Tuesday with afternoon gusts as high as 20 to 25 mph in the Valley. Up north those winds could gusts as high as 40 to 50 mph. These gusty winds will heighten the wildfire threat across northern Arizona.

That storm system brushes past our state by Wednesday morning, and unfortunately, it's going to be a dry system so we won't see any rain in the Valley or across much of the state. We'll keep the breezes around through Wednesday before they ease up Thursday.

Temperatures will drop a few degrees with this system, falling into the upper 80s for Wednesday and Thursday.

We'll warm back into the 90s by Friday, but it won't be long before another Pacific storm tracks our way next weekend.

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Rainfall totals:

2014 Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.99" (-2.06" from average)

2014 Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 1.13" (-1.71" from average)

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

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