PHOENIX — We're tracking a big warm-up this week!
Phoenix hit 84 degrees on Tuesday, marking the warmest day of the year so far.
Valley temperatures are climbing into the mid to upper 80s Wednesday and Thursday, putting us more than 10 degrees above normal for this time of year.
Although we're not anticipating hitting that 90-degree mark just yet, it will be close in some spots on Wednesday and Thursday.
The record high on Wednesday is 90 degrees, set in 2016, and the record high on Thursday is 91 degrees (also set in 2016.)
The average first 90-degree day in Phoenix occurs in late March.
This unseasonably warm weather won't stick around for long, though.
Starting Friday, a series of storm systems will bring more wind and a big drop in temperatures. Valley highs will drop back into the 60s by this weekend!
We could also see more rain and snow showers across the state Friday and through the weekend. So, stay tuned for updates on specifics as we get closer.
2022 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.40" (-1.38" from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.55"
2021 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 5.58" (-1.01" 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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