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Monday was coldest day in the Valley since 2019

Tonight could also be the coldest night in four years.
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Posted at 5:24 PM, Jan 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-24 11:36:27-05

Monday was one of the coldest days in the years here in the Valley and we're still not done with chilly temperatures.

The official high at Phoenix Sky Harbor on Monday was 50 degrees, making it the coldest daytime high since February 22, 2019, when Phoenix only warmed up to 47 degrees.

Monday night was also on tap to be the coldest night in four years. If it did freeze overnight in Phoenix, it would have been the first time since Jan. 2, 2019, that temperatures dipped to 32 degrees or colder here. However, Sky Harbor's official reading only dropped to 35 degrees Monday into Tuesday.

The longest stretch without a freeze in Phoenix was over a span of nearly eight years back in the 1990s.

Freezes were more frequent back in the day, too. Over the past 30 years, there have been 17 days with temperatures at or below 32 degrees, but from 1962 to 1992, Phoenix officially froze 226 times.

That's 13 times as many days compared to the last 30 years.

Temperatures will slowly warm up the rest of the week with highs back in the 60s by Wednesday.