PHOENIX — Our big cool-down is here!
Temperatures dropped nearly 15 degrees, putting highs across the Valley in the mid 70s Tuesday afternoon. That's nearly 10 degrees below normal for this time of year.
Breezes will die down overnight, but winds will pick up again along the Colorado River Valley Wednesday afternoon. Expect northerly winds up to 20 mph with peak gusts near 30 mph. Across the rest of Arizona, winds will be light.
As high pressure builds in again, temperatures will climb for the rest of the week. Highs in the Valley will hit the upper 70s on Wednesday, mid to upper 80s Thursday, and top out near 90 degrees on Friday.
Halloween weekend looks great for trick-or-treaters with highs in the mid-80s and lows in the 60s.
2021 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 5.58" (-0.24" from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 7.16"
Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here.
PHOENIX IS GETTING DRIER - LOWER RAINFALL AVERAGES NOW
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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