Approaching records Thanksgiving Day

PHOENIX - High pressure is back, sending temperatures soaring this Thanksgiving.

Valley highs will reach the mid 70s today before the low 80s make a comeback Thursday and Friday.

Phoenix will top out near 83 degrees on Thanksgiving day, putting us just a few degrees shy of the record of 86 set back in 1950.

If you're headed out early in the morning to do some Black Friday shopping, you'll need a sweater light jacket. Valley temperatures will dip into the mid 40s to low 50s before warming into the upper 70s to low 80s by the afternoon.

We'll continue our warm forecast this weekend with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s.

By early next week, clouds start to stream in ahead of the next storm system we're tracking.

While we're still several days away from that next storm, it is looking like a big winter blast for our state next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Temperatures will drop 10 degrees by Tuesday, putting the Valley back in the mid to upper 60s.

We'll also see rain chances Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Up north, it looks like snow for the higher elevations. Right now, the snow level looks to be around 7,000 feet, but that could change as we get closer. We'll keep you posted on specifics through the holiday weekend.

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Rainfall totals:

2014 Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 7.46" (+0.44" from average)

2014 Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 7.00" (+1.83" from average)

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

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