MOST ACCURATE FORECAST: High winds and fire danger return

Posted at 5:54 AM, Apr 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-01 01:52:47-04

PHOENIX — Get ready for a breezy end to the weekend with high fire danger returning for much of the state today.

Air quality in the Valley should improve a bit on Sunday as winds pick up, but that will lead to increased wildfire danger again across northern Arizona.

Most of northern Arizona is now under a Red Flag Warning for Sunday, meanings fire weather conditions are expected. A Wind Advisory is also in effect for northern Arizona. Expect wind gusts in parts of the high country between 40-45 mph.

Here in the Valley, daytime highs will top out in the mid-90s over the weekend with early morning lows in the 60s.


2022 Rainfall totals:

Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.55" (-2.24" from average)

Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.71"

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


Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 2.71" of rain

NEW Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 2.43" of rain

Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 8:03" of rain

NEW Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 7.22" of rain

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