PHOENIX - We have broken clouds across the state this morning as a storm system starts moving in from the southwest.
We've already seen some light showers and even a few thunderstorms through parts of the southeast Valley and Pinal county this morning.
Plan on those chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms to stick around into the afternoon.
In the Valley there's about a 30-percent chance this afternoon thanks to some instability that will develop once our atmosphere heats up. While we don't expect to see widespread, or very heavy rain because we're still fairly dry at the surface, we could see some pop up storms that could generate gusty winds. Those gusty winds will also bring the threat for pockets of blowing dust so you'll want to be alert for areas of reduced visibility.
There's a better chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms in the mountains north and east of the Valley this afternoon.
Across the high country our rain and thunderstorms ramp-up to 50-percent this afternoon.
Most of the rain and thunderstorm activity across the state will start to wind down after sunset.
Temperatures will manage to get a bit warmer across the state today because we'll see a mix of clouds and sun throughout the day. Valley highs will reach into the mid to upper 80s this afternoon.
Today's low pressure system will quickly exit to the east by late tonight into early tomorrow morning. This means we'll see much more sunshine around the Valley as we head into Easter Sunday.
Temperatures will heat back up into the low 90s by tomorrow afternoon.
In the high country, and through northeast Arizona we could still catch a few scattered showers tomorrow.
Temperatures will stay in the low to mid 90s as we head into next week too, but we already have our eyes on next Wednesday. Forecast models are showing another shot of wind and cooler air around our state. This one will bring a 10 degree drop to our forecast, putting Valley highs back in the mid 80s by the middle of next week.
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2014 Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.99" (-2.05" from average)
2014 Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 1.13" (-1.70" from average)
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